SNOHOMISH WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER Wednesday, February 10, 2016   
Snohomish Times News
Home | Business News | County News | Entertainment | Local News | Photo Gallery | Prep Sports | Roads Traffic News | Snohomish News Archive | Shop Snohomish

NAACP Endorses WA's Marijuana Initiative

http://homes.gilpinrealty.com/
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: Friday, January 29, 2016
2 Year-old Boy Found Deceased 2 Year-old Boy Found Deceased
The two year-old missing boy has been found deceased on the property where his family lived.


Published: Friday, January 29, 2016
Sheriff’s Office Searching for Lost 2 Year-old in Monroe Sheriff’s Office Searching for Lost 2 Year-old in Monroe
The Sheriff’s Office has launched a search for a two year-old boy who is believed to have wandered away from his residence at the 12700 block of Woods Creek Rd.


Published: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Iowa Caucus, reminds me of Groundhog Day Iowa Caucus, reminds me of Groundhog Day
I have watched the movie titled Groundhog Day with actor Bill Murray. Looking back I'm wondering if that movie was about the Iowa Caucus.


Published: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Sound Transit decision makers must be accountable Sound Transit decision makers must be accountable
Sound Transit decision makers must be accountable to voters, say lawmakers


Published: Friday, January 22, 2016
Court tosses I-1366 Court tosses I-1366
65% of voters want legislature to still act



Traffic Conditions Published: 2016-01-22
World War II writing contest
Published: 2016-01-21
Fire District 7 has a very special station visit
Published: 2016-01-21
19u Washington Wild Win
Published: 2016-01-20
Subs so fast you'll freak!
Published: 2016-01-19
CANNABIS COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE
Published: 2016-01-19
Suicide prevention and firearm violence
Published: 2016-01-17
American Success - Merit and Hard Work

Advertisement

Adrenaline Fundraising

Player of the Game
Kassidi Dotter - Player of the Game

Kassidi Dotter #21

Meadowdale Mavericks
Basketball Guard
Dotter scores 16 points to lead the Mavs to a 71-33 win over Mountlake Terrace.

Area Newsletters - Author, Date and Title
2014-10-05 | 14 New Crimes
2014-10-04 | 11 New Crimes
2014-10-01 | 6 New Crimes
2014-09-30 | 9 New Crimes
2014-09-29 | 9 New Crimes
2014-09-27 | 11 New Crimes
2014-09-14 | 10 New Crimes
2014-09-10 | 15 New Crimes
2014-09-02 | 11 New Crimes
2014-08-27 | 11 New Crimes
2014-08-22 | 10 New Crimes
2014-08-20 | 10 New Crimes
2014-08-17 | 13 New Crimes
2014-08-13 | 12 New Crime
2014-08-05 | 10 New Crimes
2014-08-01 | 10 New Crimes
2014-07-29 | 11 New Crimes
2014-07-18 | 11 New Crimes
2014-07-11 | 12 New Crime
2014-07-09 | 16 New Crimes

 

 


SNOHOMISH contact