New Wash. governor ready for showdown with feds over marijuana

SEATTLE -- Jay Inslee has been the governor-elect for only five days, but he's ready for a showdown with the feds on the state's new marijuana law.

Wednesday, he announced some members of his transition team, and he intends to hit the ground running when he takes office.


the subject of marijuana

, he says almost defiantly, "the voters of Washington have spoken."

"This is not a decision that will jeopardize national security, it is not a decision that will jeopardize national interstate commerce," Inslee said. "It is a local neighborhood decision made in our neighborhoods. We've made it, so now we need the federal government to stand aside and let us move forward."

And if they don't?

"Well, hopefully that's not going to happen. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," he said.