Attorney General Rob McKenna, accepting a police lobby’s gubernatorial endorsement, on Tuesday took pot shots at Initiative 502, a measure to legalize the sale and growing of marijuana in the state of Washington. “I oppose it and think it’s going to fail at the ballot,” Republican McKenna told a Seattle news conference.
McKenna argued that the measure is a “recipe for disaster if it passes.” He predicted that legalization would harm those who now obtain cannabis for medicinal purposes. “Once we open the door to all kinds of marijuana, with use by all kinds of people, medical marijuana users will be swept up,” McKenna warned.
It's awfully compassionate of McKenna to embrace medical-marijuana industry talking points. But I doubt he'd be so kind to the dispensaries and growers if he's, you know, actually elected governor.