Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn says he supports efforts to end marijuana prohibition in Washington state.
In an interview Friday Mayor-Elect McGinn said that marijuana should be regulated “like alcohol…not treated as a criminal activity.” In 2003, city voters approved a measure making enforcement of marijuana laws the lowest priority for Seattle police and it now seems Seattle citizens want to go a step further. On Mr. McGinn’s website, which asks for ideas on how to improve Seattle, “Legalize marijuana and tax it” is in second place behind expanding the city’s light rail and subway system. If you recall, “legalizing marijuana,” was the top idea on President Obama’s change.gov website earlier this year.
Last week two Washington state Legislators submitted a bill calling for the end of the state’s prohibition on marijuana, a bill McGinn says he will support.