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Washington is breaking promise to keep illegal pot in check

Washington is breaking promise to keep illegal pot in check

May 31, 2018 |

When Washington voters decided in 2012 to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, they were clear about one of the things they wanted: to take the criminal element out of marijuana.

After all, the initiative sponsors stated in the voter’s pamphlet that legalization would take marijuana profits “out of the hands of violent organized crime.”

State leaders got the message. In January 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee announced, “It’s very important for us to give the federal government confidence that we’re doing everything possible to achieve the goals of this initiative, which is to reduce the criminal association with marijuana.”

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/washington-is-breaking-promise-to-keep-illegal-pot-in-check/






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