A New Approach to Marijuana in Washington

Watch our new movie on the new approach to drug policy in the state of Washington, where people voted yes to tax and regulate marijuana

There's a new wind blowing through the very home of marijuana prohibition: not only have dozens of states legalised the medical use of marijuana, but two states (Washington and Colorado) have even legalised the use of marijuana by adults for non-medical purposes. The video advocacy team of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) travelled to Seattle in November, to find out why people voted 'yes' on I-502, an initiative to regulate and tax marijuana. After interviewing several professionals and activists, we found this to be a piece of carefully-considered legislation, which addresses human rights, social justice, and public health concerns, in relation to the region's number two cash crop after apples.

Special thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington for making this film possible! Posted by Peter Sarosi

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