U.S. Attorney General Sessions criticizes Washington state’s legal marijuana system

State officials say Sessions is ill-informed and relying on outdated information
The Seattle Times (US)
Friday, August 4, 2017

Is U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about to crack down on legal marijuana? A recent letter he sent to top Washington officials, critiquing the state’s legal pot system, “raises concerns significantly,” said state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee said that shortcomings of Washington’s legal pot system cited by Sessions are inaccurate and out-of-date. “Honestly, it’s hard to take him seriously if he relies on such outdated information,” Ferguson said in an interview. “Do your homework, get good information,” he said in panning Sessions’ letter and pledging to uphold the state’s pot law, which allows adults to possess small amounts.