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Rick Steves To Host Olympia Pot Talk


Nug of the Month: Aug 2008
Washington - Famed travel writer and television host Rick Steves, an ardent supporter of marijuana legalization, will host a forum in Olympia Tuesday.

Joining Steves at the Capitol Theater at 6:30 p.m. for "Marijuana: It's Time for a Conversation" will be three state lawmakers who are supporting a bill that would decriminalize marijuana posession. They are Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, and Reps. Brendan Williams, D-Olympia, and Rep. Mary Helen Roberts, D-Edmonds.

Reclassifying adult marijuana possession from a crime to a civil infraction carrying a $100 penalty payable by mail would save the state $16 million annually and generate $1 million in new revenue, advocates say.

Another Seattle lawmaker, Democratic Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, has introduced a bill that would legalize marijuana in Washington state for people 21 and older.

State Attorney General Rob McKenna has said he opposes such efforts.

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