SEATTLE, Washington (ABSNN) - Voters are poised to pass Washington State Initiative 502, a law that will allow licensed pot shops to sell taxed and inspected marijuana. When passed by voters there will no longer be a state penalty for smoking dope.
"However," state officials say, "There will be other problems."
"First of all, we'll have to hire proficient pot inspectors. They'll have a tough job, too. They'll spend hour upon hour smoking different pot strains and rating their potency," said Washington Governor Chris Gregorie.
"When the law passes, it'll be just me and a few close friends who'll be doing the first inspections. Just until we are able to find qualified people to do the work," Gregorie told reporters.
"MacDonalds and Wendy's have agreed to provide munchies to my crew," the governor said.
There appears to be no dearth of job applicants for pot inspectors authorities reported.
"We've received 2,900,000 applications in just five days. I wasn't aware there were 2,900,000 people in the whole state of Washington," said one flummoxed official.
One other problem might come from the federal government. It is still against federal law to possess or sell marijuana even if a state votes it to be legal. What action the feds might take is unknown.
"We will keep you informed. We have an undercover reporter, Fr. Francois Dubois, S.J., on the job, but keep that under your hat," said one editor at thespoof.com.