Mike Carrell, Pam Roach, Other State Lawmakers Ask Questions About Pot Law

Crosscut.com is reporting that the Lakewood lawmaker is one of many who questioned the state liquor control board, the agency in charge of regulating marijuana.

"It's not going to be going into drugstores is it?"

That was the question Lakewood Republican Mike Carrell reportedly asked regarding marijuana and how it will be regulated under Washington's new law Monday, according to Crosscut.com.

Then, Sen. Pam Roach jokingly asked if Colorado, the only other state to legalize pot, would adopt John Denver's Rocky Mountain High as the state song.

State lawmakers got their first look at how legalized marijuana will look from a legislative standpoint. As to his question, state liquor control deputy director Rick Garza told Carrell that, no, people won't be able to buy weed at Walgreens.

It also quoted Adam Kline, D-Seattle.

To read the full report from Crosscut.com, click here.

Dan January 22, 2013 at 11:04 PM
It's very disheartening to learn that Mike Carrell, our local state Senator, doesn't know the answer to the idiotic question he asked. Are we really starting off this far behind?
South Hill Night Out.com January 24, 2013 at 04:24 AM
If we can not make gun control laws that are on the books work in this state, how are they going to make marijuana law works!
Senator Mike Carrell February 16, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Dan, As your state senator I often ask questions to bring out issues. This stuff is still illegal under federal law and thus will never be sold at drug stores until the federal government takes it off the list of Schedule 1 drugs that includes heroin and others. Dan, did you really think I didn't know the answer? Senator Mike Carrell
Dan February 16, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Mike, Glad to see that you are finally doing your homework. To answer your question to me, yes, I don't think you knew the answer when you asked the question. Nice CYA though.


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