Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Washington State, Moves Forward!

Tonight, Governor Christine Gregoire signed referendum 74 into law allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry in the State of Washington.  Tomorrow, couples all across the state will line up for long awaited marriage licenses.  Midnight tonight it will also be completely legal to smoke marijuana in the privacy of your own home.
These dramatic policy changes were made possible by voting.  So the next time an individual states that voting makes no difference just point to I-502 Marijuana Legalization and Referendum 74 Marriage Equality and how voting changed the lives of millions of Washington State residents.  I'm very proud of my state, its citizens and the activists who worked long hours for months to move our state forward into a progressive new era.  Tomorrow, when couples line up for marriage licenses, they will represent Change that you can see.  Now, lets have the Governor pardon every non-violent marijuana offender in state prisons.  Washington State citizens have received the first peace dividend from the end of the Drug War.

Also, please remember it’s still not legal to use marijuana in a public place or anywhere else smoking a cigarette is prohibited

The Seattle Police Department has posted a definitive marijuana guide on the City's Website.
Marijwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle
“Officers Shall Not Take Any Enforcement Action—Other Than to Issue a Verbal Warning—For a Violation of I-502.”

The ACLU also has a FAQ
I-502 – Washington’s New Marijuana Regulation Law Frequently Asked Questions

Where To Get A Washington State Marriage License
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