Republican Senate Candidate in Washington Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 11:11 am

Michael Baumgartner, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Washington State, recently endorsed an initiative on the ballot this year that would legalize marijuana in the state. From the Seattle Times: Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Michael Baumgartner on Wednesday endorsed Initiative 502 to legalize retail sales of pot, calling the war on the [...]

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Endorsed by Largest Paper in Washington State

By: Monday September 24, 2012 1:18 pm

This weekend the Seattle Times endorsed Initiative 502. If the initiative is approved by the voters of Washington State it would legalize marijuana for adult 21 and old. It would also tax and regulate the sale of marijuana. From the Seattle Times endorsement: The question for voters is not whether marijuana is good. It is [...]

Colorado and Washington Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Likely to Qualify for the Ballot

By: Wednesday December 21, 2011 9:41 am

It is now almost guaranteed that next year’s voters in both Washington State and Colorado will get to decide on marijuana legalization ballot initiatives. In both states legalization campaigns have managed to gather signatures well in excess of what is necessary to qualify to get an initiative on the ballot. In Colorado the Campaign to [...]

DEA Raids Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Across Washington State

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 12:50 pm

In one of the largest day of raids on marijuana dispensaries since President Obama took office, at least 14 dispensaries were hit in Washington state yesterday in a coordinated set of actions. From the Seattle Times: At least 14 Puget Sound-area medical-marijuana dispensaries were swept up in a long-expected law-enforcement raid that ranks as the [...]

Official Washington State Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Would Add Hundreds of Millions to State Coffers

By: Wednesday February 23, 2011 10:23 am

At the beginning of this year, Washington State Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson filed HB 1550, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana through the state’s system of liquor stores. Since then, the state’s Office of Financial Management has provided an official analysis of the bill that shows that marijuana legalization would result in hundreds of [...]


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