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  WA Initiative 502 - Concerning Marijuana
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Parents > United States > Washington > Initiatives to the People > Initiative 502 - Licensing and Regulating Marijuana
OfficeInitiative
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline December 31, 2011 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 06, 2012 - 09:00am
Polls Close November 06, 2012 - 10:00pm
Term Start January 03, 2013 - 12:00pm
Term End December 31, 9999 - 12:00pm
Turnout 50.48% Total Population
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedCrimson December 08, 2012 09:39pm
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Description Initiative 502 is an initiative to the Legislature. If enough signatures are collected the Legislature will have the option to pass the initiative during the January 2012 session. Should they fail to do so, the initiative then goes before voters.

Ballot Title
Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 502 concerns marijuana.
Concise Description: This measure would license and regulate marijuana production, distribution, and possession for persons over twenty-one; remove state-law criminal and civil penalties for activities that it authorizes; tax marijuana sales; and earmark marijuana-related revenues.

Ballot Summary
This measure would remove state-law prohibitions against producing, processing, and selling marijuana, subject to licensing and regulation by the liquor control board; allow limited possession of marijuana by persons aged twenty-one and over; and impose 25% excise taxes on wholesale and retail sales of marijuana, earmarking revenue for purposes that include substance-abuse prevention, research, education, and healthcare. Laws prohibiting driving under the influence would be amended to include maximum thresholds for THC blood concentration.
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KEY RACE? 9.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
08/03/2011 11/06/2012
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Yes 12 --2 --
No 3 --1 --
Leaning Call: Yes (75.00%)
Weighted Call: Yes (53.67%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
09/12/2011 11/03/2012

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
Website  
Uncertified Votes1,724,209 (55.70%) 1,371,235 (44.30%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -352,974 (-11.40%)  
Predict Avg.51.70% 46.50%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (12 from 5 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg48.81%-- 42.66%--  
Public Policy Polling (D) 
11/01/12-11/03/12
53.00% 3.0 44.00% 7.0
Elway 
10/18/12-10/21/12
48.00% -- 44.00% --
Strategies 360 
10/17/12-10/20/12
54.00% 8.0 38.00% 8.0
Washington Poll (University of Washington) 
10/01/12-10/16/12
47.10% -- 40.10% --
Survey USA 
09/28/12-09/30/12
57.00% -- 33.00% 1.0
Elway 
09/08/12-09/12/12
50.00% 2.0 38.00% 7.0
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D Bill Gates [L]
  Eat the State!
R Michael Baumgartner [L]
LPC Dr. King Schultz
D Maria Cantwell [L]
D Jay Inslee [L]
R Rob McKenna [L]
DL Some say...
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 28, 2011 01:30pm Editorial I-502 offers smart path to marijuana legalization  Article Ralphie 
Oct 19, 2011 08:10pm Blog Entry [WA] Pot Legalization Campaign Has Nearly Enough Money to Make 2012 Ballot  Article Ralphie 

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