Since Initiative 502 was approved by Washington voters last November, the big, yet-to-be answered question is how the federal government will respond to legalized weed in Washington (and in Colorado, where voters also legalized pot)?
And at a meeting of state attorneys general today, Attorney General Eric Holder said an answer to that very pressing question may be coming soon. According to the Associated Press, Holder indicated he was "in the last stages of reviewing" legalized weed in Washington and Colorado and that "he is examining policy options and international implications of the issue."
From the AP:
Holder's assessment could result in the federal government suing the states over the new laws. Alternatively, Holder could decide not to mount a court challenge. The Justice Department examination has been under way since shortly after last fall's elections.
What will Holder ultimately decide? It's anyone's guess at this point, though the DOJ's track record when it comes to dealing with medical marijuana isn't particularly encouraging.