Pot advice is apparently above Attorney General Rob McKenna's pay grade.
The medical-marijuana laws in Washington are hugely confusing--even more so since Gov. Chris Gregoire last month vetoed the most important parts of a bill that would have clarified the state's policy on the drug. Of course Washington also comes equipped with an attorney general who, in a perfect world, would be capable of cutting through legalese and offering sound advice to lawmakers who are still struggling to legislate cohesively around an issue like medical marijuana.
Attorney General Rob McKenna attempted that on Monday in a six-page letter to 15 Democratic lawmakers who had asked for his opinion of several cannabis-related issues. Unfortunately, all six pages basically say nothing.
Here's just one example.
The rest of the letter follows a similar pattern, with McKenna shucking and jiving away from offering any substantive answers.
If only there were some other state-funded lawyer above McKenna who was qualified to look at a complex legal issue like that and offer advice . . .