As planned, the New Approach Washington campaign yesterday turned in over 340,000 signatures for Initiative 502 which will legalize and regulate marijuana. The initiative would allow people over 21 to buy and use small amounts of marijuana for personal use. It would also created a system of state-licensed stores and growers.
The number of signatures turned in is well in excess of the 241,153 required by law. These means the initiative is almost assured to be certified even after some duplicated and invalid signatures are thrown out.
Since New Approach