Washington voters have an opportunity to reverse decades of harm caused by marijuana prohibition.
Study after study has confirmed that marijuana is safer than alcohol, healthier than tobacco. Yet we have arrested tens of thousands of Washingtonians for nonviolent, small-quantity marijuana offenses.
Initiative 502 would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and over. It would yield roughly half a billion dollars annually in excise taxes, most of it for drug education, prevention, and treatment. Regulated legalization would make our communities safer and healthier, especially for our children and teens.
I hope you’ll join me in voting YES on Initiative-502.