Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lawmaker to Pullman Police: 'Good Luck' With Thursday's Pot Legalization

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Idaho towns and cities that border Washington state will be keeping a close eye on Thursday being the first day for legalization of small amounts of marijuana in Washington.

"As of Thursday, it will be legal to possess marijuana, but there won't be any method in place to legally purchase it," Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins told his city's lawmakers on Tuesday.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that Pullman City Councilor Fritz Hughes had just two words for Jenkins:

"Good luck," said Hughes, according to the Tribune.

Jenkins told lawmakers that his department would continue to "focus on the illegal sale and distribution of marijuana," according to the Tribune.

Pullman City Attorney Laura McAloon also cautioned that city employees could still be fired for violating drug policies that prohibit the use of marijuana.

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