• Posts Tagged ‘Washington I-502’

    Pro-marijuana campaigns widely out-raised the anti-campaigns everywhere

    by  • November 19, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Thanks, in part, to George Soros and Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis (who fund the Drug Policy Alliance and Marijuana Policy Project, respectively) proponents of Washington State’s Initiative 502 raised $6.2 million; their opponents raised only $15,995. In Colorado, backers of Amendment 64 raised $2.39 million, to their opponents’ $577,410. In Massachusetts, $1.07 million for a...

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    WA Officials plan on 5-year marijuana revenue between 0 and $2bn

    by  • November 16, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “The Office of Financial Management’s I-502 fiscal impact statement estimates that revenue generated from a fully-functioning in-state marijuana industry could be as high at $1.94 billion over the next five years. However, due to the high level of uncertainty regarding federal law and final results of implementation, the lower bound of the possible revenue is simply...

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    Is it legal to own illegally-purchased marijuana in Washington?

    by  • November 15, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

     “Jack Driscoll, Spokane County’s chief criminal deputy prosecutor, seems to take a different view, arguing that I-502 protects pot smokers only if they get their marijuana from state-licensed stores. “You can’t under this initiative have an ounce of marijuana that doesn’t come from a state- provider,” he said. “You still can’t have black-market marijuana.” ” Jacob Sullum...

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    I-502 proves Eastern Washington is green-friendly but not gay-friendly

    by  • November 15, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “With Referendum 74 passed, there’s plenty of marriage-equality and civil-rights goodness to revel in. But R-74′s historic popular vote was still not very popular across the proverbial Cascade Curtain. Instead, pot-legalizing Initiative 502 was the one that crossed Washington’s east/west ideological divide. County maps tell the stark story of how pot beat love at...

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