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Washington Prohibition of State Enforcement of Federal Cannabis Acts Measure, Initiative 1347 (2014)

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The Washington Prohibition of State Enforcement of Federal Cannabis Acts Measure, Initiative 1347 is not on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The measure would have imposed fines, community service or criminal penalties, singularly or in combination, on state agents who assist the enforcement of federal cannabis-related acts that do not violate state laws. It would have also restricted local government cooperation with federal investigations.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title read as follows:[1]

Initiative Measure No. 1347 concerns cannabis (marijuana).

This measure would impose fines, community service, and/or criminal penalties on state agents who assist federal enforcement of cannabis-related acts that are not state-law violations and restrict local government cooperation with federal investigations.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ][2]

Ballot measure summary

The official ballot summary read as follows:[1]

This measure would create civil infractions and impose fines and community-service obligations on state employees or agents who assist in federal investigations, arrest, prosecution, or detention of persons for cannabis-related activities that are not violations of state law. Fines would be doubled for each subsequent offense, with criminal penalties imposed after multiple offenses. Local government officials would be prohibited from cooperating with federal criminal investigations against anyone not in violation of state cannabis-related laws.[2]


Kirk Ludden was the primary sponsor of Initiative 1347.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Washington

Supporters were required to collect at least 246,372 valid signatures by July 3, 2014 in order to land the initiative on the ballot. No signatures were submitted by the prescribed deadline.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Washington Secretary of State, "Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2014," accessed June 7, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.