The governor of Washington State has signed a bill to allow interstate marijuana commerce, pending a federal policy change.
The legislation from Sen. Ann Rivers (R) cleared the legislature last month, and Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed it into law on Thursday.
Before signing the bill, Inslee urged Congress to modernize national marijuana laws, saying that federal legalization “will help our well-regulated cannabis industry remain competitive, while still meeting health and public safety standards.”
He also quipped that Washington State needs a “pony express that goes east to get the message to Washington D.C., so if anybody’s got some fast horses, let’s put them to work here.”
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Washington Governor Signs Interstate Marijuana Commerce Bill Into Law