Two letters expose rift over new pot law

Dueling letters highlight the acrimony and politics brewing as Washington begins to write its laws controlling legal marijuana
06 February 2013
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A handful of legislators recently drew up a letter raising questions and concerns about the law, including whether it can be implemented by December as required under voter-approved Initiative 502. Alison Holcomb, drug-policy director for the ACLU of Washington and one of the law’s sponsors, defended it in a point-by-point response to the letter. Holcomb also implied that some of Hurst’s concerns could lead to a “Big Marijuana” industry whose advertising targets young people.

The Seattle Times (US)
Thursday, February 7, 2013