Just when you thought cannabis was going to be safe in Washington State…in sweeps the Fed! The Stranger is reporting that the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy director Gil Kerlikowske requested a meeting with the entire Seattle Times editorial board right after they ran their pro-marijuana-legalization piece:
The Stranger has learned that immediately after the Seattle Times ran an editorial last week supporting a bill to tax and regulate marijuana, the newspaper got a phone call from Washington, D.C. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy director Gil Kerlikowske wanted to fly to Seattle to speak personally with the paper’s full editorial board.
The meeting is scheduled for next Friday, an apparent attempt by the federal government to pressure the state’s largest newspaper to oppose marijuana legalization. Or at least turn down the volume on its new-found bullhorn to legalize pot.