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Chelan County Sheriff Opposes Marijuana Legalization

October 15, 2012


Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And things are certainly heating up over the debate on marijuana legalization in Washington State. Initiative 502 will be decided in November’s election. The bill would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adult recreational consumption.
       I-502 activist and travel guru Rick Steves will be in Leavenworth tonight to stump for legalization. Steves will give a free talk at the Sleeping Lady at 7pm.
       We’ve spoken to Steves recently and gotten his take on why I-502 is a good bill. 
       Recent polling suggests a majority of Washington voters agree with Steves and favor the legalization bill. But what is the stance of local law enforcement? Are they preparing themselves for the possibility that this drug may soon be legal to buy and use?
       Today, Isaac Kaplan-Woolner brings us a conversation with Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett, who says while he personally opposes marijuana legalization, he is preparing for it as an eventual, inevitable reality. 
       Chelan County’s Sheriff opposes I-502, but says he fully expects marijuana to be legalized one day. Again, legalization activist and travel expert Rick Steves is giving a free talk on his support of I-502 at 7pm tonight at The Sleeping Lady.