"Look at what we've done": Cannabis Legalization in Washington
Happy 4/20 to all who celebrate! Since February, committees in the state Senate have held several hearings on ending prohibition and legalizing recreational cannabis, as bipartisan support for the idea slowly builds in the state legislature.
So what does legalization look like? On this episode, we hear from Alison Holcomb, political director of the ACLU of Washington and campaign director of New Approach Washington, the 2012 effort to win voters' approval of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational cannabis. In this conversation, Alison explains the benefits of ending prohibition, how Washington's cannabis policies can be improved, and popular myths that have been proven wrong by the state's eight-year experience with cannabis retail sales.