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On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Attorney General informed the Governor of Washington that the Justice Department would take a “trust, but verify” approach to Washington’s recently enacted regime legalizing and regulating the use of marijuana by adults.  The same day, the Deputy Attorney General issued a memo defining the contours of this approach.  Rather than filing a preemption lawsuit against Washington, the Justice Department has carved out eight priorities for federal prosecutors enforcing marijuana laws in the state, ...