Russian Trade and Recreational Marijuana

Russian Trade and Recreational Marijuana

Russian Trade and Recreational Marijuana. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

U.S. normal trade relations with Russia moved ahead in the U.S. Senate after House action last month to allow producers to benefit from Russia’s recent accession to the WTO. But a House-Senate conference may still be needed to iron out any remaining bill differences on human rights. Trade Consultant and former Clinton USDA Trade Adviser Paul Drazek on Russia’s WTO membership without Permanent Normal Trade Relations or PNTR.

DRAZEK: If we had a complaint against Russia for one reason or another we would not have access to the dispute settlement mechanism, the process that we would normally go through to get the WTO to rule that Russia is in violation of its commitments.

Light up. Yesterday became the first day that Washington residents could legally use marijuana recreationally. Despite the rule that people only light up in their homes, dozens of folks celebrated by taking a toke in public at the stroke of midnight. Nationally, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule 1 illegal drug right up there with heroin and the feds say their rules supersede any state regulations. But until the Obama administration makes some hard decisions, it is legal to light up in the evergreen state.

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That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network. 

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