Yesterday I posted to The Daily Weekly about a recent story by KING 5 regarding the debate over Washington's Initiative 502. KING 5's story focused on the possible impacts the initiative could have on Washington's younger medical marijuana patients, and featured a news crew driving around with just such a patient "a few hours" after she'd taken a sucker made with 200 milligrams of hash oil.
By now you've heard about the contentious debate surrounding Washington's Initiative 502 - which would legalize, tax, and regulate pot in our state. ACLU drug policy director Alison Holcomb is the I-502 campaign director, and can be credited with spearheading an effort that polls indicate is supported by a diverse, mainstream and formidable number of Washingtonians. Somewhat ironically, the top ranks of the anti-I-502 effort are comprised largely of those already involved in the state's medical marijuana industry, with concerns over the DUID provisions included in the legislation driving the majority of fears.
Longtime marijuana activist and all-around polarizing pot dude Steve Sarich has taken a leadership role fighting I-502, acting as the spokesperson for the official "No on I-502" campaign. One of his duties, it seems, includes harnessing the power of the media, something Sarich has a knack for.
And thus explains how a 17-year-old with MS licked down a sucker made with 200 milligrams of hash oil and "a few hours" later was toting around a KING 5 news crew in a car loaned to her by Sarich.
Shockingly enough, Sarich took exception to the post, commenting:
The news crew from King interviewed her for nearly an hour before going for a drive with her. You can try to make light of this, but it certainly proved the point. The idea that unimpaired patients under 21 should be denied the right two drive because I-502 says they're impaired is absolutely ridiculous.
I guess I'm not sure what Matt's point is? Is this just another cheap shot at me, or is it against the "NO ON I-502" position on the initiative?
You didn't bother to take any cheap shots at Holcolm for stating that the new per se DUID law would "protect" patients. How would this 17 year old be "protected"?
NO ON I-502 Campaign