Washington Tribal Marijuana Pact Bill Heads To Governor

By Andrew Westney (April 28, 2015, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The Washington Legislature has sent a bill to the state's governor that would permit federally recognized Native American tribes to sell and distribute marijuana under agreements with the state, subject to taxes at least equal to state taxes on marijuana.

The Washington House concurred in a Senate amendment of the bill Friday after the Senate passed the bill earlier in the day, readying the bill for consideration by Gov. Jay Inslee.

A representative for the governor's office said that the bill was received by the office Tuesday and would likely take several days for the governor's staff to analyze.

The House...

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