Children's Alliance backs pot measure on ballot

Prominent organizations are taking sides on Initiative 502's potential impact on children
The Seattle Times (US)
Monday, September 10, 2012

initiative-502As Washington weighs its first chance to legalize recreational marijuana, prominent groups are taking sides about the initiative's potential impact on children. Initiative 502 got an unexpected vote of confidence from the Children's Alliance, a Seattle-based advocacy group with more than 100 social-service agencies as members. The Alliance's board voted to endorse I-502 for a specific reason: Children in minority households pay "a terrible price" for racially biased enforcement of marijuana laws.