Is Initiative 502 in Washington REALLY legalizing marijuana? – Logical Fallacy

There are 12 states already that have decriminalized marijuana to some extent.
This means you don’t get a criminal record, you don’t go to jail, and you don’t get blood drawn for possessing less than a certain amount, an ounce is pretty standard in most of these states.
I-502 offers NEW PENALTIES. Which is not what legalization should look like.

Oregon
North Carolina
Alaska
Colorado
California
Massachusetts
Maine
Ohio
Nevada
New York
Nebraska
Mississippi

http://www.drugpossessionlaws.com/states-marijuana-decriminalized/

Credit for the picture of US Attorney John McKay due to NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=134608083


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