That's a lot of money. Certainly enough to gain the attention of those in Olympia trying to perform emergency orthodontia on a seriously gap-toothed budget. The problem, though, is that politicians are by nature a skittish breed; move too suddenly and they get frightened.
In that light, Dickerson's bill looks dead on arrival. The only thing pols love as much as they hate moving quickly is moving slowly. Which means there a lot more likely to throw their support at the other pot bill floating around, one that takes an incremental step towards decriminalization, rather than Dickerson's triple-jump towards legalization.
While he was happy to see the Legislature having the discussion, he said, the reality is "the legalization bill isn't going to get out of committee. It's dead. The decriminalization bill might get out of committee in the House, but it won't get a floor vote. This is a short session, and their attention will be focused on the budget."