October 31, 2011
The latest effort to legalize marijuana in Washington is gathering steam.
/> Initiative 502 is sponsored by the ACLU of Washington and most prominently endorsed by former
U.S. Attorney John McKay, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and travel guru Rick Steves.
If paid signature-gathering efforts succeed as expected, I-502 will go to the state Legislature in the next
regular session. If the Legislature punts, the initiative will be on the November 2012 ballot.
/> Unlike previous efforts aimed at simply de-criminalizing marijuana, I-502 would allow pot to
be sold in stores licensed by the state Liquor Control Board, with hefty mark-ups.
out more from a prominent supporter of this initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana, Isaac Kaplan-Woolner
called Rick Steves.