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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Washington inititave 1149

As many of you have probably noticed, the public opinion on marijuana is changing as time goes on. California's medical industry is about as close to straight-up legalized marijuana as it gets right now. Unfortunately, last year a ballot initiative to legalize failed in the state, as it did in many states trying to pass similar measures. Part of the reason many of these attempts at legalization failed is because they didn't have to funding to succeed. Groups in California paid a lot of money to spread their fear-mongering to shoot it down, yet it still came incredibly close to passing.



This year Washington State has a measure called initiative 1149, which would legalize marijuana in this state. I think this attempt at legalization has a bit more going for it than the California initiative. For one, there's a TON of people growing up there- there's whole communities where pretty much everyone grows, it's so rampant that the police can't enforce the marijuana production laws in these areas. There also a long way away from the Mexican border, and the drug war on both sides of it. But there's one more thing going for them- they have a source of income. Sensible Washington has a link on their site that, when used, donates 4% of the purchase to Sensible Washington. Because of this they'll be able to better fund their noble campaign. It's also remarkable that a major business is outright supporting legalization- a break from most companies' policies to distance themselves from any such effort. This makes it clear that opinions are changing regarding marijuana at EVERY level.



If you smoke, know anybody who does, or even just think that people should have the right to consume if they wish, be sure to use this link if you're going to buy stuff on Amazon. Even if you don't live in Washington, you should still support the cause, because legalization in one state will undoubtedly lead to other states following suit- possibly yours! I live across the country, and I would still use their link.

Before you ask, yes I'm for legalization. I believe that adults should have the right to responsibly and safely consume marijuana. It's much safer than tobacco and alcohol

Here's a link to Sensible Washington's blog, where you can find the link (it's the same as the 2'nd image in this blog post)
https://sensiblewashington.org/blog/

51 comments:

  1. I agree with you completely. You should really watch this movie on Youtube called "The Union" It is very interesting.

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  2. yay, more states are attempting to legalize!

    too bad I live in Indiana, the last state to stop lynching....I like weed too :(

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  3. Nobody should be against legalization except fucking morons. I mean, I hate stoner culture as much as the next person, but marijuana has, literally no negative side-effects. The only adverse effects have to do with the PEOPLE who smoke it. People who can't control their mouth or actions.

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  4. Could see this kind of thing spreading across the US pretty easily in not long, good stuff

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  5. Support. Marijuana should be legal, it's pretty much harmless, and for me, creativity unducing, mind clearing, among other things. Great post.

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  6. I'm all for legalizing it, not taxing it though. But I guess you can't have one without the other which is saddening

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  7. Great blog, love to smoke. Adding you to my daily blog list

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  8. Legalizing with taxation would be fine. It'd still probably be cheaper than buying it from a dealer. If not, then we'd just buy it from the dealer :)

    I don't smoke a lot, but I believe people should have the right to do whatever... I mean, alcohol is terrible and it's legal.

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  9. Not really in support of the legislation, honestly it's pretty damn easy to get the stuff as it is - It's cost kinda stops you from being high ALL the time hahaha bit of an asset to most of us.

    Followed, nice blog bro!

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  10. Here in my state they just decriminalized it. I feel if California can't pass a law to legalize it, it won't be done any time soon.

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  11. i am disabled, this would help furthe rthe cause for me i am sick of opiates that i am prescribed.

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  12. very one sided, yet entertaining

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  13. As long as the states continue to be the federal government's bitch, these laws will never pass

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  14. I don't think these laws will pass but i wish they would

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  15. Another reason to legalize is the fact that it will kill Mexico's cartels and thus reduce the violence that's been going on down there. Something to think about...

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  16. well i hope washington gets their pot legalized, hopefully they have better luck than us in california, i remember the day it failed, what a load of poo

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  17. I don't really think it should be legalized, it may be safer than cigarettes and alcohol, but I don't really think we should have all of those too.

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  18. I just think there are way to many people imprisoned for no reason.

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  19. Awesome to hear this is spreading.
    I'm really for it. Hopefully New York is soon, if not I am looking to go to school in California, and absolutely getting medical mj. Nice to know so many are supportive.

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  20. I wish my country moved forward with the times a bit. Bunch of conservative christians all up in this 3rd world corner of S.E. Asia

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  21. hmmm the ladyfirend smokes but i dont. ill have to pass the info along. to me it makes no difference one way or the other though

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  22. God I love a well reasoned argument. Nice post mate.

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  23. i'm from legalization too! if alcohol and tobacco are legal, i see no case against marijuana

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  24. Legalize, it's the smart thing to do!

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  25. A lot of people are starting to learn about how Netherlands deals with drug policy in general. It is not just cannabis but also every drug that should be regulated.

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  26. While I strongly disagree with the users who are claiming marijuana has no ill effects, so long as an individual is aware of and accepts the risks, then they should be able to do whatever they want with the own body. Best of luck with the campaign, Washington - I wish it would be legalized here in Canada, but our Prime Minister is the type of moron that Sean was refering to earlier.

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  27. strongly agree with your post

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  28. agree with, theres very few logical points to keep weed illegal. Numerous logical points to make weed legal.

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  29. Alcohol and cigarettes are much more poisonous than marijuana. I'm not a smoker, but I did my research.

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  30. never gonna be legalized until the previous generation withers away i tell ya

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  31. I agree with Fright Vault on this matter.

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  32. Nice post for a cause. Spread the link!

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  33. It will be legalized even if we've got to go to war!

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  34. Might as well legalize it everywhere, they don't even do much about it anymore.

    Great blog, following!

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  35. Alcohol is so much worse than Marijuana. Tax marijuana and your fine, jeez =/

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  36. I say just legalize it.. tax it, and stop making bogus arrests for pot related crimes..

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  37. So glad to see that times are finally changing.

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  38. I am all for legalization. Weed is not that bad compared to other drugs or even alcohol.

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  39. lol, and still against the law.

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  40. I don't really mind if anyone legalizes it, alcohol is much more dangerous among the youth of today. Who has ever heard of a group of stoners going out and gang bashing an elderly man for money.

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  41. I'm moving to washington of this gets legalized.

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