Washington Democrats endorse the legalizati...OOOOOO COOKIES!!!

BIV

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State Dems: Legalize marijuana
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By a 75-43 vote, Washington state Democrats voted Saturday to endorse Initiative 502, which would legalize marijuana with distribution and sales put under control of the Liquor Control Board.

The party’s state committee adopted a resolution claiming that “thousands” of Washington citizens are “arrested, prosecuted and convicted for simple marijuana possession each year, wasting millions of dollars in police, court and jail resources.”
The resolution said legalization would yield the state $215 million each year in much-needed income, with $80 million going to the state general fund and $135 million used for substance abuse control.
Actually, Initiative 502 would break down revenue from marijuana legalization in several ways.
Fifty percent would go to Basic Health Washington, 15 percent to the Department of Social and Health Services for drug abuse treatment, and another 10 percent to DSHS for drug abuse education. Just under 20 percent would go to the general fund and administration.

I-502 has drawn support from such liberal political figures as Seattle’s State Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes. But it is also supported by John McKay, U.S. Attorney for Western Washington under the second Bush administration.
Washington State Democrats sent out no announcement of the resolution, adopted at a meeting in Bellingham. The party touted its endorsement of Rep. Jay Inslee for governor.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/09/18/state-dems-legalize-marijuana/
 

Neon

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WA state? Boo. Thought it was DC. Just legalize it everywhere for fuck's sake. This country is a collective binge drinker. Just let us smoke weed in peace.
 

ShooterMcGavin

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WA state? Boo. Thought it was DC. Just legalize it everywhere for fuck's sake. This country is a collective binge drinker. Just let us smoke weed in peace.
There should be a "THIS" emoticon.

It really is fucking retarded. Is it still classified in the same category as heroin?
 

Don the Radio Guy

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with distribution and sales put under control of the Liquor Control Board.
Have fun with that, stoners. :icon_roll

Even when they do something right, these assholes can't do anything right.
 
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A lot of stats have State run liquor stores, or ABC stores. They're really not that bad. The system is ridiculously stupid, but I can see this for states that already have an ABC store system.
 

Sinn Fein

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The above clip does not reflect my personal feelings on the subject. I just felt like posting it.
 

ShooterMcGavin

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You totally edited your post. Pussy :action-sm
 

BIV

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Have fun with that, stoners. :icon_roll

Even when they do something right, these assholes can't do anything right.
No way it would be open sales. You can't get a bottle of Jack from a private store, why would they let you get weed that way?

Almost got liquor out of the hands of the state in the last election. Try, try again.