Contact Us

Future of Marijuana Uncertain in Colorado, Washington

Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson say they met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, but Holder didn’t give any clues about whether the Justice Department will sue to try and prevent Washington and Colorado from creating legal marijuana markets.

The two states voted last fall to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults over the age of 21 and to create state-licensed systems of growers, processors and retails stores that sell the drug.  The creation of those regulatory schemes poses a possible conflict with federal marijuana laws, and the D.O.J. hasn’t said whether it will seek to block the laws in court.

Gov. Inslee told reporters in Washington State that his state will move forward to establish rules for the market.  He sais it was a collegial meeting and that Holder asked a lot of questions.

Meanwhile, the City Council in Fruita, Colorado has voted to impose an immediate moratorium on private marijuana clubs.

Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but there are still legislative and regulatory issues to be resolved before retailers can start selling it.

However, entrepreneurs in Denver and elsewhere have made moves to open private clubs where people can pay a fee, bring their own marijuana and smoke with others.

According to an Associated Press report, the Fruita City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to temporarily block anyone from starting one there.

Best of K2 Radio

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k2radio.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K2 Fan Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K2 Fan Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.