This article is pretty cool, it discusses that Norm Stamper has endorsed I-502. Mr. Stamper used to be Seattle’s police chief and has since then been working with LEAP (law enforcement against prohibition). I actually have seen Mr. Stamper speak and I was really impressed with his pragmatism as well as dedication to this cause. Like we all know ending cannabis/marijuana prohibition will do numerous things for our society. We just have to get to that point where we can address the real issues and ending prohibition in a state like WA will be the first domino to fall as the course is set to sane laws and drug policy.
Also a former prosecutor and retired judge are speaking for the bill in an effort to gain more support as we approach the Nov. deadline for a vote.
Please realize that once I-502 passes we will have a much easier time correcting any issues with this bill because cannabis will be legal in WA. Regardless of what the feds do we need to do this for the 16,000 people that are arrested each year in this state for cannabis related infractions. I will not call this a crime; possessing, cultivating and consuming cannabis is not a crime and never will be in my humble opinion. Just like growing valerian root isn’t a crime to help relax you and maybe get some sleep.
This tragedy of cannabis prohibition has gone on for way too long, are you going to be a part of continuing this tradition, or are you going to work to chart a new trail???
I guess the votes will ultimately tell us the answer…