Colorado & Washington say yes to marijuana for recreational use.


Favorite objections to legalization:

“Your school bus driver, airline pilot, or heart surgeon will show up high at work.”

These folks have had access to marijuana for decades. Check with your HR department- employees across America are forbidden to report to work under the influence of alcohol, mind altering legal or illegal drugs or marijuana. Ditto for using any of these on the job. Employers maintain control Re: workplace standards of conduct. Still trying to figure out how using marijuana on New Years Eve matters days later on the job, but that is for employers to decide.

“Legalization of marijuana sends the wrong message to kids.”

Prohibition of alcohol for adults age 18-20 sends the wrong message to kids. Underage access to marijuana has been a reality for decades. Family values voters should play the role of strong parents and educate their children Re: marijuana, alcohol & life in general. Guilty until proven innocent federal policies for adults probably aren’t the way to go.

“Federal law trumps state law.”

The idea is not to be ruled by federal law.

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

Americans celebrate independence from a powerful central government each summer.

Nice to see a couple of states are not wanting to be ruled from Washington DC on marijuana.



Law enforcement resources should be used to go after individuals who are harming others- not for policing arbitrary pre-crime scenarios.

I would have preferred an end to prohibition & the Drug War as it relates to marijuana.


Tax the hell out of it?

Do heavy tax penalties fuel the black market?

Study: Nearly 40 percent of cigs in Washington are contraband


Driving while impaired testing/legal limits for marijuana-

Medical marijuana has been here since 1998.

Has I-692 caused problems on the highways?

If this is an honest concern- what has the state been waiting on?

People have been able to get behind the wheel after using marijuana for decades.

This would remain so- even if recreational use of marijuana never became legal.

Maybe the Washington State Patrol sees this as a non-issue.


More on I-502

I-502 is heavy on arbitrary pre-crime mandates

All set to reduce marijuana arrests-

Looks like there will be plenty of arresting to do.

Will I-502 improve on this situation?



Photo- Fort Worden scene