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Op-ed in the Seattle Times regarding I-502

Dr. Evan Wood and I have an opinion essay in the Seattle Times about Initiative 502. Here is an excerpt:

“In the face of corruption, violence and widespread disrespect for the law, British Columbia voted to repeal alcohol prohibition in 1920. This set an example for Washington state, which followed suit in 1932. With respect to the harms of anti-cannabis laws, Washington state voters could set an example for Canada, while also ending a system where demand for cannabis directly contributes to organized crime and gang violence.”