Washington State is one of three states voting on marijuana legalization initiatives this November. Apparently in Washington state, while there are a few in the medical marijuana community unhappy with Initiative 502′s specific language, there is almost no organized opposition to the initiative from groups fundamentally opposed to the idea of legalizing marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 6, 2012 10:38 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 6, 2012 2:15 pm|
The first television ad in support of I-502 which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in the state for adults over the age of 21, has just come out in Washington State. The ad features a female, who doesn’t use marijuana, making multiple policy cases for why legalization would be better than prohibition. Polling has constantly shown that women tend to less supportive of marijuana reform than men, so expect much of the campaign’s efforts in Washington state to be focused on trying to persuading women to support the initiative.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 19, 2012 12:50 pm|
A narrow majority of voters in Washington State support Initiative-502, which would legalize and regulate marijuana for adults over the age of 21. According to a new PPP poll 50 percent of Washington State voters currently would vote yes on I-502 if the election were held today, while just 37 percent would vote no.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday January 28, 2012 11:00 am|
This November the voters of Washington state will likely have a chance to vote to legalize marijuana in the state. The marijuana legalization initiative, I-502, has been certified by the Secretary of State’s office. It was determined that New Approach Washington, the campaign behind the initiative, had turned in enough valid signatures for the initiative to advance.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 30, 2011 1:09 pm|
As planned, the New Approach Washington campaign yesterday turned in over 340,000 signatures for Initiative 502 which will legalize and regulate marijuana. The initiative would allow people over 21 to buy and use small amounts of marijuana for personal use. It would also created a system of state-licensed stores and growers.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 21, 2011 11:45 am|
It is now almost guaranteed that next year’s voters in both Washington State and Colorado will get to decide on marijuana legalization ballot initiatives. In both states legalization campaigns have managed to gather signatures well in excess of what is necessary to qualify to get an initiative on the ballot.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 12, 2011 9:00 am|
A solid majority — 58 percent– of Massachusetts voters support marijuana legalization according to the first professional poll sponsored by MassCann/NORML. The poll also demonstrates the importance of framing. If legal marijuana is going to be taxed and regulated in a manner similar to alcohol, people become more supportive of the idea.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 2, 2011 5:02 pm|
A ballot initiative in Washington State to legalize and regulate marijuana just got a big boost. New Approach Washington, the campaign that has been working to get enough signatures to get the initiative, I-502, on the ballot recently received two significant donations.