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Initiative 502 - Licensing and Regulating Marijuana

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

12/31/2011 12:00 pm

Polls Open

11/6/2012 9:00 am

Polls Close

11/6/2012 10:00 pm

Term Starts

1/3/2013 12:00 pm

Term Ends

12/31/9999 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 7/31/2011, Updated 12/8/2012

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NARRATIVE

Initiative 502 is an initiative to the Legislature. If enough signatures are collected the Legislature will have the option to pass the initiative during the January 2012 session. Should they fail to do so, the initiative then goes before voters. Ballot Title Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 502 concerns marijuana. Concise Description: This measure would license and regulate marijuana production, distribution, and possession for persons over twenty-one; remove state-law criminal and civil penalties for activities that it authorizes; tax marijuana sales; and earmark marijuana-related revenues. Ballot Summary This measure would remove state-law prohibitions against producing, processing, and selling marijuana, subject to licensing and regulation by the liquor control board; allow limited possession of marijuana by persons aged twenty-one and over; and impose 25% excise taxes on wholesale and retail sales of marijuana, earmarking revenue for purposes that include substance-abuse prevention, research, education, and healthcare. Laws prohibiting driving under the influence would be amended to include maximum thresholds for THC blood concentration.


DEBATES

EVENTS

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

12/28/2011 1:30 pm

Editorial

I-502 offers smart path to marijuana legalization

10/19/2011 8:10 pm

Blog Entry

[WA] Pot Legalization Campaign Has Nearly Enough Money to Make 2012 Ballot


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RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 11/30/2011

1,724,209
55.70%

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2011

1,371,235
44.30%

 

Source for election returns: http://vote.wa.gov/results/current/Initiative-Measure-No-502-Concerns-marijuana_ByCounty.html


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