Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has launched a petition urging the President Trump and his Administration to respect state marijuana laws.

Washington State AG Bob Ferguson.

“One in five Americans live in a state where the voters have chosen to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana”, begins the petition. “These regulations are keeping our communities safe from crime and new jobs and industries are being created.”

It continues; “Unfortunately, the president’s spokesman recently threatened a coming crackdown on legal marijuana – threatening to override not just state law but also the will of millions of voters. If that happens, these states will lose billions in tax revenue and crime will once again flourish as marijuana returns to the black market.”

According to the petition; “We must take action to protect the will of voters. Add your name to tell Donald Trump to respect states’ rights to regulate marijuana!” You can do so by clicking here.

This petition is sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, Rep. Tony Cárdenas, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Governor Kate Brown, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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