WA Members of Congress Unthrilled by Pot Legalization

They represent who?


PORTLAND — A proposed law that would force the federal government to respect state marijuana laws is gaining bipartisan support, but U.S. representatives from Washington state aren't so stoked.

It would be a lot cooler if they were, advocates say.

Just one out of 10 Washington reps have signed on as a co-sponsor to the Respect Marijuana Laws Act of 2013, despite 56 percent of Washingtonians voting in November to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The law would allow states to set medical and recreational marijuana policy without interference from the federal government, which still considers pot an illegal substance.