Legalize marijuana in Washington state

The Seattle Times editorial board supports the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana for Washington state adults
The Seattle Times (US)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Marijuana should be legalized, regulated, taxed and made available for sale to adults. Prohibition has failed. It fuels criminal gangs. It fills the prisons in America and graveyards in Mexico. To end marijuana prohibition at the federal level, several states need to defy federal authority. That is how the politics works. The Legislature will not do it, nor will Gov. Chris Gregoire. But the people of Washington can, through a ballot initiative.