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Wake Up Washington: I-514 The Child Cannabis Protection Act Needs Your Help


washington state medical marijuanaPolitics are a funny business, and only on a local level does your vote make a difference, or so I believe. We live in a world of choices, Democrat and Republican, but what about the Independents and wigs? What about the alternate choice, if there should be one?

Smoker and non-smoker, I think something we can all agree on is that drugs are bad — for kids! Of course there are exceptions, since cannabis is medicine, there are kids with cancer, A.I.D.S., and a wealth of other ailments that cannabis can help with. In fact, one of the biggest misconceptions about medical marijuana is the lack to self regulate.

In Washington State there’s I-514, the Cannabis Child Protection Act. This initiative is trying to keep marijuana out of the hands of youth, and it needs your signature. If you are a Washington State resident, I believe it’s your duty to sign one.

There is an alternative to I-502, and its being backed by two of Washington’s hardest working activists, Don Skakie and Jared Allaway. This initiative is backed by non-profits and is designed to ease punishments for youth caught with cannabis and while also increasing punishments for those that sell to youths without a medical need.

Additionally, I-514 will help ease the punishments for adults without a medical need, and still keep the medical community intact. I-514 recently just got a boost from Bill Gates Sr. in conjunction with I-1240. With the last minute aid from Bill Gates Sr., one hopes this bill will go through, but it still needs your signature.

I hate to say “backdoor the system,” but essentially this does but making it tougher for youth who don’t need to smoke marijuana, and at the same time ensuring that the individual’s personal life isn’t altered forever. I-514 is more than an initiative, it’s a statement of a community regulating itself and saying “Medical marijuana patients are responsible citizens of the world!”

I apologize for this short post, but not enough words can be expressed that if you’re a Washington State registered voter, get off your ass and sign one of these bills. The deadline is July 6, 2012. As I write this, there are 15 days left. 15 days to pass an initiative that could work for smokers, legal and “non-legal” alike. 15 days to pass something that is fair, I urge you to seek out a petitioner.



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  1. A Concerned Citizen on

    I enjoy the irony of I-502 and “sound public policy,” in the same sentence.

  2. Skeptic, my opposition to I-502 is based on principle and my desire for sound public policy.

    I want cannabis legalized. Hence, I won’t vote for I-502. Which, even if everything works as they plan, is NOT legalization. It will only make legalization harder to achieve, because enough of the public will THINK pot is legal, they will be complacent.

  3. Thanks Miggy. The Cannabis Child Protection Act I-514 is all volunteer. It would allow adults to grow a 20 by 20 garden. The penalties for minors would be changed so we can discourage minors from using drugs without marking them with a scarlet letter that will make getting a job difficult for their entire life. CCPA 514 makes it so you can not be charged with a marijuana DUI unless there is video evidence in addition to other evidence before any blood evidence can be used. CCPA also makes it a crime for state agents to assist federal agents in any way if the federal agents are going after people who are following state law.

  4. Another effort to sabotage I-502 and confuse people. I most definitely will not be supporting any proposals forwarded by the incompetent clowns at sensible washington. These people don’t know how to read bills, how to write bills, or how to run an effective campaign. They’re upset that no one got their permission to run a legalization bill, and now they’ll do everything they can to prevent Washington from being the first place in the world to make marijuana legal. Shame on you while you do this. It won’t be forgotten.
    DO NOT SIGN. It is nothing more than another attempt to kill I-502 for reasons unrelated to principle and sound public policy.

  5. “…if you’re a Washington State registered voter, get off your ass and sign one of these bills.” Just make sure it’s not I-1123.

    The deadline for signatures for I-1223 is July 6. If it qualifies, it would compete on the ballot with I-502. That we do not need.

    I-514?s deadline for 241,153 valid signatures is January 6, 2013, after we know the results of the election on November 6. On November 7, I will make a decision on I-514.

    “There is an alternative to I-502, and its being backed by two of Washington’s hardest working activists, Don Skakie and Jared Allaway with Sensible Washington.”

    Hard working and effectiveness are not the same thing. Insofar as they are actively working against I-502, their hard work benefits those who support prohibition.

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