Washington state’s governor has signed a bill to allow interstate marijuana trade, pending a federal policy change.
Legislation from Senator Ann Rivers (R) The Legislative Council acquitted him last monthand Governor Jay Inslee (D-) signed it into law Thursday.
Before signing the bill, Inslee urged Congress to update national marijuana laws, saying that federal legislation “will help our well-regulated cannabis industry remain competitive, while still meeting public health and safety standards.”
He also quipped that Washington State needed “a fast horse going east to get the message across to Washington, D.C., so if anybody’s got some fast horses, let’s get them running here.”
As enacted, the measure would allow the governor to enter into an agreement with other cannabis legal states, once there is a federal fix to “allow interstate transportation of cannabis” or a federal Justice Department opinion to “allow or tolerate” marijuana trade across state lines.
With this signing, all three West Coast states are now in a position to import and export cannabis. Oregon It was the first country to take this step in 2019, California followed last year.
The Washington bill states that if either of the two federal conditions are met, a state
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