Politics & Government

December 20, 2011 6:52 PM

I-502 signatures on the way for marijuana legalization

State elections officials say backers of a measure to legalize marijuana and tax it in Washington plan to turn in signatures for their initiative to the Legislature next week. If Initiative 502 has sufficient signatures to qualify for the November 2012 ballot, it goes first to the Legislature. Legislators could either approve it, let it go to the ballot, or approve a rival measure that also would go to state voters next year.

I-502 is sponsored by the likes of John McKay, a Republican and former U.S. attorney in Seattle under President Bush as well as travel guide Rick Steves and others.

Go here for the measure’s full text.

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