Washington Governor Calls on Congress to Act on Marijuana Legalization

In the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to revoke protections on the marijuana industry, many have called on Congress to take action and protect cannabis laws around the country. One person adding his voice to the mix is Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

On Twitter, Inslee called on Congress to legalize marijuana in the wake of Sessions' controversial decision to rescind the Cole Memo. He noted that the Trump administration seems more concerned with old-fashioned ideological arguments against marijuana than rational evidence of how legalization improves states that enact it. 

In his tweet, Inslee linked a recent interview he gave in which he questioned why Republicans were ditching their states' rights support when it comes to marijuana.

Sessions' decision to rescind the Cole Memo has received criticism from several prominent politicians in the past week, from both sides of the political aisle. Many of those speaking out happen to represent legal states, like Inslee. 

And that's before the Department of Justice has even been able to do anything about marijuana. Just the idea that the DOJ could interfere with marijuana laws has brought out widespread condemnation. Could you imagine if they actually tried to enforce anything?

And considering a new report says that the majority of people in Alabama, Sessions' home state, approve of marijuana legalization, at some point the Attorney General may be the only person in the country who still opposes legalization.

(h/t Twitter)


Nowadays, would your parents still be upset if they caught you consuming cannabis? Parents these days have much more progressive opinions on cannabis, and perhaps if they caught their kids consuming, they wouldn't necessarily punish them. While some parents still want their children to wait until the legal age to consume (if they choose to do so, at all), others don't believe it would be the end of the world if they "caught" their kids smoking pot earlier than that.

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