• Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) commits to implementing I-502

    by  • November 7, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Liquor Control Board Statement following Passage of Initiative 502 (November 7, 2012) OLYMPIA –Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) issued the following statement regarding the passage of Initiative 502. The Washington State Liquor Control Board will move forward to carry out the will of the voters who Tuesday passed Initiative 502. I-502 establishes precedent for growing,...

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    Mexican think tank: legalization initiatives could cost Mexican cartels about $1.5 billion each

    by  • November 6, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A new study by the Mexican Competitiveness institute takes a look at Mexican cartel revenues and their fragility in light of legalization initiatives in Washington, Colorado, and Oregon. The study calculates hypothetical post-legalization prices in each of the three states that might legalize and estimates that consumers and distributors would select to buy domestically-produced marijuana...

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    News Digest November 6

    by  • November 6, 2012 • 0 Comments

    News: Amendment 64 opponent files complaint, Boulder DA investigating - Michael Roberts at the Denver Westword “Marijuana activist Kathleen Chippi, a longtime critic of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, has filed a complaint with the Boulder District Attorney’s Office, charging proponents with misrepresenting the measure. The DA’s office confirms that an investigation is underway, but...

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    CO (A-64): 52% For, 44% Against, 4% Undecided

    by  • November 6, 2012 • 0 Comments

    PPP surveyed 1,096 likely voters in Colorado and 750 in Nevada on November 3rd and 4th. The margin of error for Colorado is +/-3.0% and for Nevada it’s +/-3.6%. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. PPP surveys are conducted through automated telephone interviews. See the poll Poll questions:...

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    News Digest Nov 5

    by  • November 4, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Washington Initiative 502 News: Weed wars: If states legalize marijuana, will feds still crack down or steer clear? - Bill Briggs at NBC News “Sabet’s vision of post-election pot realities in Washington and Colorado — where Amendment 64 has majority support, according to a recent poll — seems to suggest a possible weed war between the feds and the states.”...

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    WA (I-502): 53% Yes, 44% No, 3% Undecided

    by  • November 4, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Public Policy Polling surveyed 932 likely voters from November 1st to 3rd. The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.2%. Full survey here.   Initiative Measure No. 502 would license and regulate marijuana production, distribution, and possession for persons over 21; remove state law criminal and civil penalties for activities that it authorizes; tax marijuana sales; and...

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    News Digest Oct 30

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    Washington Initiative 502 News: One Marijuana Arrest Occurs Every 42 Seconds In US: FBI Report - Matt Ferner at Huffington Post Opinion: Good, Bad and Ugly: 5 class acts, 5 classless acts of Campaign 2012 - Joel Connelly at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.   Oregon Measure 80 Advertisement (Video): Prohibition Has Failed  - Vote 80.org Poll: Oregon voters just saying no to...

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    News Digest Oct 29

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    Washington Initiative 502 News: I-502 raises question about how much pot is too much for drivers - Jonathan Martin at the Seattle Times Opinion: EDITORIAL | The conundrum of Initiative 502 - Queen Anne News Debate (Video): Initiative 502 Roundtable - KING5.com Seattle. Feat.: Pete Holmes, Steve Sarich, Roger Roffman, and Derek Franklin Endorsement (No): Endorsements — “No” on 1185 & 502, “yes” on...

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    News Digest October 28

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    Washington Initiative 502 Opinion: Initiative 502 is bad legislation - Scotty Anderson at Moscow-Pullman Daily News Opinion: John McCroskey Commentary: ‘Savings’ From Pot Legalization Will Surely Go Up In Smoke - John McCroskey for the Chronicle (Lewis County, WA) Opinion (Yes): Vote yes on Initiative 502 - guest commentary at Covington-Maple Valley Reporter Debate (Audio): Debating I-502: Should Washington State Legalize Marijuana – Steve Scher...

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