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Pot Campaign Says They've Got Enough Signatures For the Ballot

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee December 20, 2011

The campaign behind the latest effort to legalize pot in Washington says it has more than enough signatures to make the ballot next year, and will deliver those signatures to the state next week.

New Approach Washington's Initiative 502—backed by former US Attorney John McKay, pot activist/globe trotter Rick Steves, and City Attorney Pete Holmes—would put the state liquor board in charge of regulating and taxing marijuana, and could bring in as much as $300 million per biennium for health care and drug abuse programs, and the state general fund.

New Approach Washington says they've collected 355,000 to 365,000 signatures—far more than the approximately 240,000 required to make the 2012 ballot.





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