SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now in Washington state, Initiative 502 continues to pass.
Initiative 502 legalizes the possession of an ounce of Marijuana in Washington state for those over 21. The plant is still classified under Federal Law as a Schedule I drug and anyone detained under the legal age of 21 with over an ounce of Marijuana, or growing the plant illegally will be prosecuted under federal law.
This initiative stated that the plant will be taxed very heavily. Many feel that the taxing of Marijuana will be a very good thing, because it will bring an immense amount of money to our state for health care and education.
Both gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee voted against the legalization, but since it's passing, leading candidate Jay Inslee has stated that he will work to implement the initiatives.
Rob McKenna feels that since the plant is still a Schedule I drug, the Federal Government will move forward and still prosecute under Federal Law.
Our reporter Alex Rozier received a statement from newly elected Police Chief Frank Straub stating, "The SPD will respect both Washington State and federal laws in regards to possession and usage of Marijuana. As it stands, the initiative has been passed by the voters and we will await direction from our state government regarding appropriate laws."
Friday, May 24 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:52:07 GMT
KHQ.COM - A driver said he thought he was about to die when an Interstate 5 bridge span collapsed in Washington state, plunging his pickup and another car into the Skagit River below.>>
KHQ.COM - A driver said he thought he was about to die when an Interstate 5 bridge span collapsed in Washington state, plunging his pickup and another car into the Skagit River below. Dan Sligh, his wife and another motorist found themselves waist-deep in water when the freeway crumbled moments after the bridge was clipped by an oversized truck.>>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:07 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:07:50 GMT
Thursday's bridge collapse into the Skagit River has many people wondering how safe the bridges are in Spokane County.>>
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:05:57 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Late Thursday evening police responded to an armed robbery at the Zip Trip on Madison and Wellesley in North Spokane.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Late Thursday evening police responded to an armed robbery at the Zip Trip on Madison and Wellesley in North Spokane. A man walked into the Zip Trip, ordered everyone to the ground and demanded cash. He got away with an undisclosed amount of money.>>