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NAACP Endorses WA's Marijuana Initiative

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Published:2012-08-27 State
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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: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Bank Robber Bank Robber "Alabama Band Bandit" Caught
The man suspected of robbing at least five banks last month was arrested today.


Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Snohomish School District's Discriminatory Salary Schedule Snohomish School District's Discriminatory Salary Schedule
Instead of following the official salary allocation schedule—as does nearly every other of the state's 295 districts—the union officials have decided to make up their own.


Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Elderly female missing/found Elderly female missing/found
At approximately 3:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’ helicopter rescue team located the vehicle belonging to 89 year-old Ethel O’Neil


Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Rayonier Offers New Hunting and Recreational Permits Rayonier Offers New Hunting and Recreational Permits
Hunting permits are available from August 1 to December 31, 2014, while some recreational areas are available year round. Permit sale dates and availability of license areas are available on rayonierhunting.com.


Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Grant to EASC for North Stillaguamish Grant to EASC for North Stillaguamish
Grant to support the development of an economic redevelopment strategy for the North Stillaguamish Valley area of Snohomish County affected by the SR 530 Landslide.



Traffic Conditions Published: 2014-08-13
Parenting crimes and misdemeanors
Published: 2014-08-12
Woman Who Intimidated Witness
Published: 2014-08-11
True cost of a DUI in Washington
Published: 2014-08-11
WWU 19th on EPA Green Energy List
Published: 2014-08-11
Bike MS comes to Mt Vernon
Published: 2014-08-10
Sandtastic FREE Outdoor Family Event
Published: 2014-08-10
Search for New Transit CEO

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2013-12-28
Callie Harwood Player-of-the-Game

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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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