Op/Ed 2/18/2014 @ 4:53PM |27,804 views
“Our cowardly legislators voted to effectively end medical cannabis here,”
says Steve Sarich, executive director of the Cannabis Action Coalition, who opposed I-502 partly because of the impact he expected it to have on medical consumers. “Patients are in shock. If the Senate votes to pass this bill, Washington will be the first state to end medical cannabis.”
All but three of the 29 votes against Cody’s bill came from Republicans. “The Democrats, who supported I-502, were behind this, along with the governor,” Sarich says. “Who would have thought it would be the Republicans trying to protect the rights of patients?”
Jacob Sullum, Contributor
I cover the war on drugs from a conscientious objector’s perspective.