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8.5 X 11 Petition

8.5 X 11 Petition

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Published by Jared Allaway
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Published by: Jared Allaway on Mar 30, 2012
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The Marijuana Reform Act of 2012

The Olympia police department and the City Attorney’s office shall make the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of non-violent marijuana offenses, where the marijuana was intended for adult personal use, the lowest law enforcement priority. the City of Olympia, and its Police Department, and City Attorney, shall not cooperate with the Federal Government in the enforcement of its laws concerning marijuana no funds shall be expended in any manner, for cooperation in enforcement of federal marijuana laws by local authorities.

WHEREAS, our city’s taxpayers are needlessly burdened by the substantial cost of investigating, arresting, prosecuting, and jailing people for charges involving marijuana; WHEREAS, the federal government has violated the will of Washington State voters by obstructing patient access to medical marijuana; WHEREAS, our city understands the need to refocus limited police resources to violent and more serious crimes — to benefit public safety — rather than the prosecution of non-violent individuals for charges involving marijuana; Be it ordained by the voters in the City of Olympia that: A new ordinance is adopted, and a new section added, to chapter 9.28 "DRUGS" of the Olympia Municipal Code. Subject: This act deals with the implementation of policy relating to law enforcement. This act is to be known as The Marijuana Reform Act of 2012. Text: The Olympia police department and the City Attorney’s office shall make the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of non-violent marijuana offenses, where the marijuana was intended for adult personal use, the lowest law enforcement priority. Consistent with this policy, the City of Olympia, and its Police Department, and City Attorney, shall not cooperate with the Federal Government in the enforcement of its laws concerning marijuana; and no funds shall be expended in any manner, for cooperation in enforcement of federal marijuana laws by local authorities. Severability: If any provision of this ordinance or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance, or the application of the terms and provisions to other persons, or circumstances, shall not be affected. Interpretation: This act is to be liberally construed to effectuate the defined intent of the voters.

WARNING Every person who signs this petition with any other than his or her true name, or who knowingly signs more than one of these petitions, or signs a petition seeking an election when he or she is not a legal voter, or signs a petition when he or she is otherwise not qualified to sign, or who makes herein any false statement, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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