Two letters expose rift over new pot law

Dueling letters highlight the acrimony and politics brewing as Washington begins to write its laws controlling legal marijuana
The Seattle Times (US)
Thursday, February 7, 2013

alison-holcombA handful of legislators recently drew up a letter raising questions and concerns about the law, including whether it can be implemented by December as required under voter-approved Initiative 502. Alison Holcomb, drug-policy director for the ACLU of Washington and one of the law’s sponsors, defended it in a point-by-point response to the letter. Holcomb also implied that some of Hurst’s concerns could lead to a “Big Marijuana” industry whose advertising targets young people.