Announcing I-1135!

February 13, 2011

On Friday, February 11, Sensible Washington learned that its recently filed marijuana legalization initiative has been assigned I-1135 by the Washington Office of the Secretary of State. The text of the initiative has now passed legal review by the Secretary of State’s office and the Code Reviser’s office and was sent to the Office of Attorney General Rob McKenna on the 11th. Once the Attorney General’s office has developed neutral and impartial ballot language for I-1135, and the mandatory waiting period has passed, we can begin collecting signatures on I-1135.

We expect to be able to legally distribute petitions on the evening of Thursday, February 24th. It may take awhile for our road warriors to get petitions distributed around the state. If you’re chomping at the bit for your petitions (and who isn’t these days?), you should put your address on a stamped (2 stamps for 3 petitions, 3 stamps for 9) 9″x12″ envelope, stuff it into another envelope and mail it to:

Petition Request
Sensible Washington
3161 Elliott Avenue, Suite 340
Seattle, Washington 98121

We’ll send you enough petitions to get you started. If you aspire to print/copy your own, remember that there are strict guidelines about petitions being on 11″x17″ paper and printed on both sides.

We have until the end of June to collect 241,153 valid signatures of registered voters. So we’re close, very close, to getting back to doing what everyone has wanted to do since last June: collect enough signatures to get marijuana legalization on the November ballot. Stay tuned.

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