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Reformation of Washington State Marijuana Laws
Petition Background (Preamble):
Both bills got a public hearing before the Assembly of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee last week. But despite impressive testimony, a public opinion poll showing majority support for legalization, and the announcement by reform activists that they would put a legalization initiative on the ballot this fall (2010), the same committee voted 6-2 against legalization and 5-3 against decriminalization.
The four committee Republicans voted unanimously against both measures. Two committee Democrats joined with the GOP to vote against legalization, while one Democrat voted against decriminalization.
Washington State Reformation Bills:
HB 2401 (Legalization) - http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2401&year=2009
HB 1177 (Decriminalization) - http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1177&year=2009
We, the people of the state Washington, hereby sign this petition to call the Assembly of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee to vote in favor of and further implement the reformation of marijuana laws.
The Reformation of Washington State Marijuana Laws petition to Dickerson, Goodman, Upthegrove, Appleton, White, Roberts, Chase, Nelson, Pedersen, and Moeller was written by Austin Bass and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: washington, marijuana reform, marijuana bill, marijuana, pass bill, washington marijuana, legalize, norml, state, hb 2401, hb 1177