Category Archives: marijuana

Municipal bank feasibility study says “theoretically yes, but realistically no”

At the beginning of 2018 the City of Seattle commissioned a study to look at the feasibility of creating a municipal bank. Those study results were released yesterday.  It says that in theory the city could create its own bank, but there are significant legal, logistical, regulatory and financial challenges to doing so.

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DOJ rescinds guidance on marijuana enforcement, Durkan and Holmes defiant

This morning U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo rescinding Obama-era guidance on federal enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it relates to marijuana.  Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes had sharp words in response.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan responding to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo rescinding guidance on de-prioritizing enforcement of marijuana laws

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