We have gotten our first look at what the labeling should be for all recreational marijuana sold in Washington State. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB), which is responsible for implementing the newly approved Initiative 502, has just released its draft regulations for the legal marijuana market.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 17, 2013 7:49 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 6, 2012 10:15 am|
As of today marijuana is now legal in Washington State! Adults age 21 and over are now allowed to possess and use up to an ounce of marijuana under state law. Last month voters in the state approved Initiative 502, but it didn’t officially go into effect until 30 days after the election. It is very likely that today will be looked back on as the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition in the United States.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Monday November 12, 2012 10:50 am|
Washington State and Colorado made history this year by ending their prohibitions of marijuana, sounding a powerful rebuke against the colossal failure that is our nation’s War on Drugs.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 9, 2012 9:50 am|
Now that voters in Washington State have approved Initiative 502 legalizing marijuana, the big question is what will the legal marijuana actually be like. The initiative gives the Washington State Liquor Control Board the job of regulating the new industry and they are going to be the prime source for answers. The WSLCB has created a new website to detail the implementation of the new law and a useful fact sheet explains what the law allows for.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 8, 2012 1:44 pm|
The lesson for politicians and political strategists appears to be that if you want to significantly increase youth turnout, make the election about legalizing marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 5, 2012 10:06 am|
During the 2010 election, PPP’s final poll of Proposition 19 in California ended up very accurately predicting how much support that marijuana legalization initiative would get. PPP’s last poll right before the 2010 election found Prop 19 at 44 percent support and on election day it got 46.5 percent of the vote. Assuming PPP’s polling of marijuana initiatives ends up being as accurate this election as it was last cycle, Washington should make history by approving I-502 tomorrow.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 1, 2012 9:12 am|
With just five days until the election, Initiative 502′s chance of winning approval looks extremely good.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 8, 2012 9:44 am|
Washington State is on track to make history this November by voting to legalize marijuana. Initiative 502, which would legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults and create a regulated system for its sale, continues to do extremely well in the polling.
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 24, 2012 4:11 pm|
This weekend, the Seattle Times endorsed Initiative 502. If the initiative is approved by the voters of Washington State it would legalize marijuana for adult 21 and old. It would also tax and regulate the sale of marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 13, 2012 4:15 pm|
This November the voters of Washington State will get to decide on Initiative 502, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana. If they approve the ballot measure, and the federal government allows it to operate, it could eventually generate over half a billion dollars in new revenue ever year for the state according to the official analysis by the State’s Office of Fiscal Management.