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NAACP Endorses WA's Marijuana Initiative

Harvey Field
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: Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Under this umbrella known as the American dream is the pursuit of owning a home, a car, a stable paying job and the ability to provide for our food, clothing and enough cash to care for our family.


Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Help for Teens who Stutter Help for Teens who Stutter
Stuttering is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for millions of people, but it can be especially tough on teenagers.


Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Carolyn Eslick for County Executive Carolyn Eslick for County Executive
Carolyn will be speaking about her campaign and platform at the event. She will be expanding on her three priorities for this campaign: economic development, safety, and fiscal responsibility.


Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Lacrosse Leaders unchanged Lacrosse Leaders unchanged
For the second consecutive week Issaquah and Wenatchee held court as the top boys lacrosse teams in Washington state, while the Lake Sammamish Lacrosse Club remained the top girls squad in the weekly ScoreCzar prep lacrosse poll released on Sunday.


Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014
 Ford Fund and Local Dealers Donate to Oso Disaster Ford Fund and Local Dealers Donate to Oso Disaster
Ford Motor Company Fund and Washington Ford Dealers Donate $45,000 to Disaster Relief Efforts



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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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