• AP: Washington Lawmakers Consider De-criminalizing Minor Purchases at Cannabis Stores

    by  • January 27, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Concerned about the stigma of criminal penalties  on minors attempting to purchase what has now become legal in that state, Washington lawmakers have introduced a bill downgrading attempts to purchase from a criminal penalty to a civil infraction. The bill has support from Representative Chris Hurst, often considered a “tough on crime” legislator, given his previous insistence on vigilantly detecting and punishing previous illegal tax-evading behavior by medical cannabis operators applying for licenses in the new state-legal system.

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    Steve maintains Marijuana Monitor from Oakland, California. Having grown up in the East Bay and studied at UCLA, he's had ample exposure to contemporary marijuana culture and the policy debate surrounding the issue. He believes that now, more than ever, is the time for clear-headed discussion about pragmatics.

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