Will Washington State leegalizeetmon?
August 10, 2012
From here we learn that WA voters are to consider Initiative 502 which would legalize marijuana. For recreational purposes.
Seems to be the same deal as the initiative that failed to pass muster with voters in our dope smokingist, weed growingist and reputably most individual “thing” friendly state of California.
Perhaps the good folks of WA will see it differently.
In my estimation the hook for this (tax money to balance the state budget) poses the same Catch22 which hung the proposition in Cali. Dope smokers don’t like the idea of Marlboro Green becoming the only provider. They fear “regulation and taxation” means corporate profits and no more home growing. Or perhaps that corporatizing and commodifying the product would leave them in a situation similar to the beer industry in the US before microbrews came roaring back. whichever way it went, I think it was a segment of *dope fans*, ironically enough, that doomed the California effort.
It will be interesting to see if the WA folks who like the kinde learn from the prior example and line up in support. (and can be bothered to vote, naturally)