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Initiative filed to legalize marijuana possession in State of Washington

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January 12, 2010

OLYMPIA, Washington: The group Sensible Washington has filed a Initiative to the People in the State of Washington that, if enacted, would make it legal for adults in the state to grow, possess and sell marijuana.[1]

Douglas Hiatt, an attorney who represents medical marijuana patients, is a leader of the movement.

2010 may be a big year for marijuana, since legalization initiatives are also headed for the ballot in Arizona, California and Oregon.

Opponents of legalization in Washington include Rob McKenna, the state's top cop.[2]

Initiative sponsors have until July 2 to submit 241,153 valid signatures of Washington voters to the Secretary of State.

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