Monday, December 26, 2011


Marion Pellicano Ambrose

Washington State has already made marijuana legal for medicinal purposes. If they get their way, initiative 502 will make marijuana legal for all, but production and distribution will be strictly controlled by the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

Supporters of the initiative are scheduled to submit a petition to the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia on December 29th. The measure needs 241,153 valid voter signatures to guarantee a position on Washington State’s 2012 ballot.

In a statement of purpose, supporters wrote:

“We are united in the belief that Washington should stop wasting law enforcement resources on adults who use marijuana, and instead create a tightly regulated system that generates tax revenue for our state and local governments,” If I-502 qualifies for the ballot, it will be sent to the Washington state Legislature.”

The Legislature can enact it into law, or refer it to the ballot, or reject it. If not enacted, the proposal goes to a vote of the people.

 What do you think? Should Marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes, for everyone, or not at all?


  1. I think it should be dispensed by prescription just like other medications, and strictly controlled.

  2. Legalize it across the Country!
    2 things that make a ton of money-weed & sex.
    Legalize pot & prostitution. Tax the shit out of them. Create jobs from them!
    Economy saved!!!