Seattle Times calls for legalization of marijuana

The Seattle Times is calling for the Washington Legislature to legalize marijuana. In an editorial for Sunday’s editions, the newspaper says the time has come for the states to lead a push against federal prohibition. The editorial was posted Friday on The Times’ website.

The newspaper endorses state House Bill 1550, which would legalize marijuana and sell it through state liquor stores to customers over 21 who consume it in private.

The Times editorial board says the prohibition of marijuana has not worked and wastes the resources of the police, the courts and the jails. The editorial suggests it is better to legalize pot, regulate it and tax it.

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