Washington Voters Legalize Marijuana

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director November 7, 2012

    Washington joins Colorado on this historic evening in passing their marijuana legalization initiative, I-502, in a 55% to 45% vote (with 50% of the vote tallied). The Seattle Times has called it a victory for I-502.

    The significance of these events cannot be overstated. Tonight, for the first time in history, two states have legalized and regulated the adult use and sale of cannabis. We now must focus on the important work of implementation and begin to encourage other states to adopt these rational reforms. NORML will have much, much more as we progress. For now, we would just like to thank all the dedicated activists and supporters who made this night possible. We SMOKED THE VOTE and will now enter a new chapter in the history of marijuana law reform.

    Marijuana prohibition might have not died completely tonight, but it certainly has been put on life support.

    63 Responses to “Washington Voters Legalize Marijuana”

    1. dietician says:

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    2. S. Mae says:

      Does this mean anyone, even someone on probation can smoke as long as of age? Probation due to drug charges and probation that has nothing to do with drugs/alcohol? Some people still aren’t smoking, running scared.

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