Back in October there was a raid on a suspected marijuana grower, who actually turned out to be a medical marijuana patient. Now the Seattle Mayor, Mike McGinn, is calling for the city, King County police, and prosecutors to join him in a review of marijuana enforcement policies.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the state of Washington since 1998, and in 2003 Seattle voters passed an initiative declaring marijuana offenses the lowest law enforcement policy. Oregon and South Dakota both denied there medical marijuana ballots this past Tuesday and Arizona is still counting their votes. Prop 19 was also voted down, but there is hope for the 2012 elections.
It is time to get out there and really support what needs to be legalized. Lets get marijuana where it needs to be both for patients and non-patients and that is legalized. I’m glad the mayor wants to review the policies, lets hope he makes them for the better and so that patients won’t have anymore trouble with the law.