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Pros & Cons Of Proposed New Medical Marijuna Law



A n Associated Press story recently reported how the federal government would respond if Washington expands medical marijuana dispensaries: "The U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington has warned landlords they could face forfeiture of their properties if they rent to medical marijuana shops." The story noted that federal law prohibits marijuana use, quoting U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby as saying, "We intend to use the full extent of our legal remedies to enforce the law."

Following voter approval of Initiative 692 (Medical Use of Marijuana Act) in 1998, state law has allowed qualified patien...

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