Washington State Cops Accused of Stealing Pro-Pot Legalization Petitions


From the "Toke of the Town" website:

Marijuana advocacy group Sensible Washington says it has learned that a dozen signed copies of  the marijuana legalization initiative for Washington State of which it is the sponsor, were seized last week by the federally-funded WestNET drug task force.

Advocates say that the drug agents who seized the petitions are interfering with a constitutionally-protected legislative procedure.

"Our estimate is that 2009 signatures are sitting in WestNET's offices in Port Orchard, apparently seized as 'evidence' during a series of raids against the North End Club 420 in Tacoma," said Sensible Washington campaign director and initiative co-author Philip Dawdy.

Firedoglake is trying to gin up a petition to get back the petitions.

My May Reason magazine cover story on how de facto legal over-the-counter pot sales do not destroy civilization.