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Per Se Marijuana DUIDs in Washington Increased by 7% in 2014

It’s still a bad standard, no matter how you slice it, but the doom prophesies against the per se standard that claimed “10,000 possession arrests per year can easily be converted into 10,000 (or more) DUI arrests” were way off the mark.

My Tenth Seattle Hempfest

The multiple dire predictions that the “No on I-502” crowd bamboozled some pot smoking voters with never came true.

3 Years Ago in Washington: Feds Will Never Allow $600 Ounces

With the benefit of three years’ hindsight, let’s examine some of the quotes and claims the “No on I-502” campaign against the reality that transpired after I-502 passed.

Tax Greed Killing Marijuana Retail in Washington State

By attaching these new restrictions to medical marijuana in Washington, the legislature and the governor have just ensured the problem they’re trying to solve will get worse, not better.

Washington’s Unregulated Weed Dealers Are Upset At Being Regulated

Washington is a special case, no doubt about that. Have you asked yourselves why there was no corresponding patient revolt over Amendment 64 in Colorado?

Pacific Northwest Medical Marijuana Outrage

I can think of a whole lot of states that wish they had a medical marijuana program as devastated as Washington’s and Oregon’s.

The Future of Medical Marijuana in 2016? (Part 3 – How Washington Screwed Itself)

We’re supposed to believe in that had recreational legalization failed in Washington, Olympia would have just left this medical marijuana program alone?

The Future of Medical Marijuana in 2016? (Part 2 – How Oregon Screwed Itself)

It is completely true that legalization under I-502 and M-91 did not affect medical marijuana. Neither initiative changed one iota of medical marijuana law.

It’s Not About the High, It’s About the Civil Liberty

Now that majority support for legalization is five-for-five in 2015 national polls (and 8 for 10 in 2014) and legislatures are warming up to legalization, it is time for medical advocates to realize fighting for all of us is the only way to achieve lasting and true civil liberty.

Legalization Is Not to Blame for PacNW MedMJ Reductions

When dispensaries began to appear in Washington and Oregon, nobody ever recognized that the reason medical advocates gave for needing increased limits had now vanished. Now medical advocates had their cake and got to eat it, too.

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