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State’s lawmakers hold breath in uneasy pot issue

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WASHINGTON — Washington state’s new marijuana-legalization law, which takes effect today, is a direct affront to federal drug policy. So does Dave Reichert — the King County sheriff-turned-congressman — think users still should be subject to arrest by federal agents? He isn’t saying. Neither is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane, the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress.

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