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NAACP Endorses WA's Marijuana Initiative

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Published:2012-08-27 State
NAACP Endorses WA's Marijuana Initiative    Print Snohomish Times    
NAACP Endorses WA's Marijuana Initiative

The NAACP Alaska, Oregon and Washington State-Area Conference announced its endorsement of Initiative 502, a measure that would allow adults 21 and over to purchase and possess limited amounts of marijuana. I-502 will appear on the November 6 general election ballot.

“Treating marijuana use as a crime has not only failed, it has perpetuated racial inequities through unequal enforcement,” said NAACP AOWS-AC president Oscar Eason, Jr. “African Americans are no more likely than whites to use marijuana, but we are much more likely to be arrested for it.”

Under I-502, adults 21 and over would be able to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Private Washington businesses would be licensed to grow, process, and sell marijuana. A new per se DUI limit for marijuana’s psychoactive component, THC, would operate like the state’s per se limit for alcohol. Advertising and marijuana store locations would be restricted, and public display would be prohibited. The state would have until December 1, 2013, to develop rules for security, quality control, and other matters relating to public health and safety before licenses would be issued.

“Our youth are not protected when their families are broken apart and their parents are saddled with criminal records that raise barriers to employment,” Eason added. “Entry into the criminal justice system is a gateway to poverty. This is not an appropriate response to a public health issue.”

The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimates I-502 could generate $1.9 billion in new tax revenue for the state. The state Department of Health will receive funding for a comprehensive marijuana education and public health program modeled on its successful Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Funding dedicated to the Basic Health Plan and community health centers could expand access to services to as many as 683,000 patients.




Published: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Manhunt for Suspected Murderer Manhunt for Suspected Murderer
Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide scene at the 3000 block of 164th St SW.


Published: Friday, October 24, 2014
Active shooter inside the school Active shooter inside the school
At approximately, 10:40 a.m., Marysville Police officer assigned to Marysville-Pilchuck High School reported an active shooter inside the school, located in the 5600 block of 108th St NE.


Published: Friday, October 24, 2014
Active Shooter at Marysville High School Active Shooter at Marysville High School
Police responding from all over Snohomish County to Marysville high school for an active shooter situation.


Published: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Assault 1st Degree Assault 1st Degree
Officers respond to Casino Road, Everett for a male that had been stabbed.


Published: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Deceased Male Discovered at Paper Recycling Facility Deceased Male Discovered at Paper Recycling Facility
The body of a deceased male was discovered today by an employee at a paper recycling facility at the 2600 block of 94th St SW.



Traffic Conditions Published: 2014-10-22
Halloween Safety Tips
Published: 2014-10-21
Coaches caught-up in Probe
Published: 2014-10-19
Wilson adds to Voter Angst
Published: 2014-10-16
Ebola, Stop The Flights From West Africa
Published: 2014-10-16
Multiple Shots Fired at Patrol Car, Police
Published: 2014-10-15
Ebola and Pets
Published: 2014-10-14
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS MEETING RISING DEMANDS

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Category: People
2013-12-28
Callie Harwood Player-of-the-Game

Callie Harwood Player-of-the-Game
Posted by: STSPN

STSPN chose senior Callie Harwood as the ‘Player of the Game’ for her momentum changing 3-point shot in OT to push Snohomish ahead both mentally and in points helping the Panthers win 63-57.

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