Washington Legalization Initiative I-502 Will Be on Ballot

 by lucy

Washington voters will have the opportunity to vote on Initative 502, which would make the recreational use of marijuana legal for individuals 21 and over.

ARTICLE: Find out More About Initiative 502

Thursday, Representative Sam Hunt, who chairs the House State Government & tribal Affairs Committee that was considering the initiative said that the Legislature would not act on the Initiative.  It was initially approved by the Secretary of State’s office at the end of January, but the legislature had the opportunity to act on it, which could have complicated its path to the November ballot.

Since Legislature has opted not to act on the initiative, it will automatically appear on the November general election ballot.

“Locking people up and putting handcuffs on them is not the way to resolve our society’s issues with regard to marijuana,” said John McKay, a former U.S. Attorney for Seattle who has become an outspoken advocate for marijuana legalization.

ARTICLE: Washington MMJ Patients File Counter Initiative to I-502

Some supporters of medical marijuana oppose the bill, as it will restrict the amount of THC that individuals can have in their system while driving.  Under this initiative, it would be illegal for someone to operate a motor vehicle with more than 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood in their system.MMJ users who are opponents of I-502 believe that this blood-test stipulation would lead to more MMJ patients getting arrested, as individuals’ tolerance and required dosage vary.




5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    dallas said on Feb 9, 2012

    Good Job Washington!

  2. 0

    Chubbs said on Feb 9, 2012

    Looks like I might have to start looking for some real estate in Seattle!

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    lepi420 said on Feb 10, 2012

    Does this mean us ppl in Wa cant grow anymore????

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    dieselkush said on Feb 11, 2012

    If this happens, it wouldnt be moving the ball forward, we`d be throwing that shitt..big shit poppin

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    ensignharry said on Feb 22, 2012

    Vote yes I-502 BOOM

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