February 28, 2011 1:44PM

Seattle Times: Legalize Marijuana

When Proposition 19 (an initiative proposal that would have legalized marijuana) was being considered and debated last year in California, virtually every newspaper editorialized against it.  Now comes the Seattle Times with a strong editorial calling for legalization in Washington state.  The reader response has been very favorable.  And the Drug Czar reportedly wants to meet with the editorial board--presumably to secure a retraction.  That's doubtful, but perhaps the editorial board can secure his endorsement or perhaps his resignation.

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