Marijuana Legalization Group Launches TV Ad

The ad, to begin airing in Washington state, pushes for legalization and taxation of marijuana.
3:00 | 08/07/12

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This time for a conversation about legalizing marijuana. It's a new advertisement let me catch you by surprise what if we regulating. Have background checks for retailers face penalties for selling to minors it starts airing throughout western Washington tomorrow. The group behind the -- let's talk about a new approach new -- Washington. The same group behind initiative 502 on marijuana reform the only reason people smoke marijuana is to be compared. And yes it does have its critics I don't know how makes good sense to. Legalize something that serves no purpose other than to cause impairment the Washington association of shares sent police chiefs is against legalizing marijuana. The -- suggests of marijuana is taxed and regulated the state would control the money not to gangs. Mercer Island police chief -- Holmes doesn't believe taxes and regulations. Make law enforcement's job any easier people. Say things what otherwise wouldn't say they do things they otherwise would do they commit crimes they otherwise wouldn't commit and so. That's that's the concern we have with. Smoking marijuana the pro marijuana -- also suggest money could go -- schools and health care. Offering -- -- to go after violent crime. We -- tax to fund schools and health care it's a multi million dollar industry in Washington State and we get no benefit.

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