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Doug Hiatt with a solid message about I-1149

June 18th, 2011 | By Pirate

I watched a video Doug Hiatt speaking about the final weeks of signature collection for I-1149.

Doug’s message is simple, powerful and true.  We ALL have the power in a people’s initiative.  We all are leaders!  We are leading the way to cannabis freedom, each volunteer!

In the background you’ll see on the left of the video the box of gear we sent from Emerald Sun to the volunteers of Sensible Washington.   There are several contests for the most signatures.  You’ll want to go to  http://sensiblewashington.org/hq to sign up as a volunteer and get info on how you can score some of this historic gear, and most importantly how you can make history and declare your freedom through getting I-1149 on the ballot this year!

This is the contents of the box we sent.
We are also sending the signatures that we found that we hadn’t sent in. So if anyone still hasn’t sent their signatures in, like we haven’t yet. DO IT NOW! No time left to wait!

You can also write to Jared Allaway @   statecordinator@sensiblewashington.org

Sensible Washington’s new initiative

March 6th, 2011 | By Pirate

Please read the text of I-1149

www.sos.wa.gov/elections/initiatives/text/i1149.pdf

Sign up at  http://sensiblewashington.org/hq and volunteer!
Lets make history!!!

1 AN ACT Relating to the removal of civil and criminal penalties
2 associated with adult marijuana use; amending RCW 9.94A.518, 69.50.101,
3 69.50.4014, 69.50.412, and 69.50.4121; reenacting and amending RCW
4 69.50.505; adding new sections to chapter 69.50 RCW; creating new
5 sections; and prescribing penalties.
6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
7 NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The people of the state of Washington
8 are concerned about the millions of dollars spent each year to arrest,
9 prosecute, and incarcerate people for marijuana offenses. It is widely
10 accepted that marijuana is a benign therapeutic substance that, unlike
11 other legal substances such as tobacco and alcohol, has never caused a
12 single death.
13 (2) In 1998, the people recognized the medicinal benefits of
14 marijuana by approving and enacting Initiative Measure No. 692,
15 codified in chapter 69.51A RCW, which authorized the medical use of
16 marijuana by qualified patients. Since chapter 69.51A RCW only
17 provides an affirmative defense, it has proven ineffective at
18 protecting qualified patients from arrest and prosecution.
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Initiative Measure No. 1149 Filed: March 4, 2011
1 (3) Several bills have been introduced in the legislature seeking
2 decriminalization of marijuana, but none have been permitted to reach
3 the floor of the legislature for a vote.
4 (4) Under current law:
5 (a) Washington citizens face the prospect of arrest, prosecution,
6 and incarceration, as well as the loss of employment and important
7 parental and property rights, for marijuana offenses; and
8 (b) Washington farmers and landowners are prohibited from growing
9 industrial hemp on their land, depriving them of the ability to grow a
10 valuable, environmentally friendly crop.
11 (5) The people intend to remove all existing civil and criminal
12 penalties for adults eighteen years of age or older who cultivate,
13 possess, transport, sell, or use marijuana, without impacting existing
14 laws proscribing dangerous activities while under the influence of
15 marijuana or certain conduct that exposes younger persons to marijuana.
16 Sec. 2. RCW 9.94A.518 and 2003 c 53 s 57 are each amended to read
17 as follows:
18
19 TABLE 4
20
21
22
DRUG OFFENSES
INCLUDED WITHIN EACH
SERIOUSNESS LEVEL
23
24
25
26
III Any felony offense under chapter 69.50
RCW with a deadly weapon
special verdict under RCW
((9.94A.602)) 9.94A.825
27
28
Controlled Substance Homicide (RCW
69.50.415)
29
30
31
32
Delivery of imitation controlled
substance by person eighteen or
over to person under eighteen
(RCW 69.52.030(2))
33
34
Involving a minor in drug dealing
(RCW 69.50.4015)
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1
2
Manufacture of methamphetamine
(RCW 69.50.401(2)(b))
3
4
5
6
7
Over 18 and deliver heroin,
methamphetamine, a narcotic from
Schedule I or II, or flunitrazepam
from Schedule IV to someone
under 18 (RCW 69.50.406)
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Over 18 and deliver narcotic from
Schedule III, IV, or V or a
nonnarcotic, except flunitrazepam
or methamphetamine, from
Schedule I-V to someone under 18
and 3 years junior (RCW
69.50.406)
15
16
17
18
19
20
Possession of Ephedrine,
Pseudoephedrine, or Anhydrous
Ammonia with intent to
manufacture
methamphetamine (RCW
69.50.440)
21
22
23
Selling for profit (controlled or
counterfeit) any controlled
substance (RCW 69.50.410)
24
25
26
II Create, deliver, or possess a counterfeit
controlled substance (RCW
69.50.4011)
27
28
29
Deliver or possess with intent to deliver
methamphetamine (RCW
69.50.401(2)(b))
30
31
32
Delivery of a material in lieu of a
controlled substance (RCW
69.50.4012)
33
34
35
Maintaining a Dwelling or Place for
Controlled Substances (RCW
69.50.402(1)(f))
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1
2
3
Manufacture, deliver, or possess with
intent to deliver amphetamine
(RCW 69.50.401(2)(b))
4
5
6
7
8
Manufacture, deliver, or possess with
intent to deliver narcotics from
Schedule I or II or flunitrazepam
from Schedule IV (RCW
69.50.401(2)(a))
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Manufacture, deliver, or possess with
intent to deliver narcotics from
Schedule III, IV, or V or
nonnarcotics from Schedule I-V
(except marijuana, amphetamine,
methamphetamines, or
flunitrazepam) (RCW
69.50.401(2) (c) through (e))
17
18
19
20
Manufacture, distribute, or possess with
intent to distribute an imitation
controlled substance (RCW
69.52.030(1))
21 I Forged Prescription (RCW 69.41.020)
22
23
Forged Prescription for a Controlled
Substance (RCW 69.50.403)
24
25
26
((Manufacture, deliver, or possess with
intent to deliver marijuana (RCW
69.50.401(2)(c))))
27
28
29
30
Possess Controlled Substance that is a
Narcotic from Schedule III, IV, or
V or Nonnarcotic from Schedule IV
(RCW 69.50.4013)
31
32
33
34
Possession of Controlled Substance
that is either heroin or narcotics
from Schedule I or II (RCW
69.50.4013)
35
36
Unlawful Use of Building for Drug
Purposes (RCW 69.53.010)
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1 NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 69.50 RCW
2 to read as follows:
3 Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect the provisions or
4 penalties set forth in the juvenile justice act, chapter 13.40 RCW, or
5 the crimes enumerated in Title 46 RCW, or to legalize or authorize the
6 possession, use, or manufacture of marijuana by persons under the age
7 of eighteen.
8 Sec. 4. RCW 69.50.101 and 2010 c 177 s 1 are each amended to read
9 as follows:
10 Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, definitions of terms
11 shall be as indicated where used in this chapter:
12 (a) “Administer” means to apply a controlled substance, whether by
13 injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, directly to the
14 body of a patient or research subject by:
15 (1) a practitioner authorized to prescribe (or, by the
16 practitioner’s authorized agent); or
17 (2) the patient or research subject at the direction and in the
18 presence of the practitioner.
19 (b) “Agent” means an authorized person who acts on behalf of or at
20 the direction of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser. It does
21 not include a common or contract carrier, public warehouseperson, or
22 employee of the carrier or warehouseperson.
23 (c) “Board” means the state board of pharmacy.
24 (d) “Controlled substance” means a drug, substance, or immediate
25 precursor included in Schedules I through V as set forth in federal or
26 state laws, or federal or board rules. “Controlled substance” does not
27 include marijuana.
28 (e)(1) “Controlled substance analog” means a substance the chemical
29 structure of which is substantially similar to the chemical structure
30 of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II and:
31 (i) that has a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on
32 the central nervous system substantially similar to the stimulant,
33 depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of
34 a controlled substance included in Schedule I or II; or
35 (ii) with respect to a particular individual, that the individual
36 represents or intends to have a stimulant, depressant, or
37 hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system substantially
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1 similar to the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the
2 central nervous system of a controlled substance included in Schedule
3 I or II.
4 (2) The term does not include:
5 (i) a controlled substance;
6 (ii) a substance for which there is an approved new drug
7 application;
8 (iii) a substance with respect to which an exemption is in effect
9 for investigational use by a particular person under Section 505 of the
10 federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. Sec. 355, to the extent
11 conduct with respect to the substance is pursuant to the exemption; or
12 (iv) any substance to the extent not intended for human consumption
13 before an exemption takes effect with respect to the substance.
14 (f) “Deliver” or “delivery,” means the actual or constructive
15 transfer from one person to another of a substance, whether or not
16 there is an agency relationship.
17 (g) “Department” means the department of health.
18 (h) “Dispense” means the interpretation of a prescription or order
19 for a controlled substance and, pursuant to that prescription or order,
20 the proper selection, measuring, compounding, labeling, or packaging
21 necessary to prepare that prescription or order for delivery.
22 (i) “Dispenser” means a practitioner who dispenses.
23 (j) “Distribute” means to deliver other than by administering or
24 dispensing a controlled substance.
25 (k) “Distributor” means a person who distributes.
26 (l) “Drug” means (1) a controlled substance recognized as a drug in
27 the official United States pharmacopoeia/national formulary or the
28 official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, or any
29 supplement to them; (2) controlled substances intended for use in the
30 diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in
31 individuals or animals; (3) controlled substances (other than food)
32 intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of
33 individuals or animals; and (4) controlled substances intended for use
34 as a component of any article specified in (1), (2), or (3) of this
35 subsection. The term does not include devices or their components,
36 parts, or accessories.
37 (m) “Drug enforcement administration” means the drug enforcement
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1 administration in the United States Department of Justice, or its
2 successor agency.
3 (n) “Immediate precursor” means a substance:
4 (1) that the state board of pharmacy has found to be and by rule
5 designates as being the principal compound commonly used, or produced
6 primarily for use, in the manufacture of a controlled substance;
7 (2) that is an immediate chemical intermediary used or likely to be
8 used in the manufacture of a controlled substance; and
9 (3) the control of which is necessary to prevent, curtail, or limit
10 the manufacture of the controlled substance.
11 (o) “Isomer” means an optical isomer, but in RCW 69.50.101(r)(5),
12 69.50.204(a) (12) and (34), and 69.50.206(b)(4), the term includes any
13 geometrical isomer; in RCW 69.50.204(a) (8) and (42), and 69.50.210(c)
14 the term includes any positional isomer; and in RCW 69.50.204(a)(35),
15 69.50.204(c), and 69.50.208(a) the term includes any positional or
16 geometric isomer.
17 (p) “Manufacture” means the production, preparation, propagation,
18 compounding, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance,
19 either directly or indirectly or by extraction from substances of
20 natural origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by
21 a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, and includes any
22 packaging or repackaging of the substance or labeling or relabeling of
23 its container. The term does not include the preparation, compounding,
24 packaging, repackaging, labeling, or relabeling of a controlled
25 substance:
26 (1) by a practitioner as an incident to the practitioner’s
27 administering or dispensing of a controlled substance in the course of
28 the practitioner’s professional practice; or
29 (2) by a practitioner, or by the practitioner’s authorized agent
30 under the practitioner’s supervision, for the purpose of, or as an
31 incident to, research, teaching, or chemical analysis and not for sale.
32 (q) “Marijuana” or “marihuana” means all parts of the plant
33 Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin
34 extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture,
35 salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or
36 resin. The term does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber
37 produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant,
38 any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or
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1 preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted
2 therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant
3 which is incapable of germination.
4 (r) “Narcotic drug” means any of the following, whether produced
5 directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable
6 origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a
7 combination of extraction and chemical synthesis:
8 (1) Opium, opium derivative, and any derivative of opium or opium
9 derivative, including their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers,
10 whenever the existence of the salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is
11 possible within the specific chemical designation. The term does not
12 include the isoquinoline alkaloids of opium.
13 (2) Synthetic opiate and any derivative of synthetic opiate,
14 including their isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers,
15 esters, and ethers, whenever the existence of the isomers, esters,
16 ethers, and salts is possible within the specific chemical designation.
17 (3) Poppy straw and concentrate of poppy straw.
18 (4) Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves
19 from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives or ecgonine or their
20 salts have been removed.
21 (5) Cocaine, or any salt, isomer, or salt of isomer thereof.
22 (6) Cocaine base.
23 (7) Ecgonine, or any derivative, salt, isomer, or salt of isomer
24 thereof.
25 (8) Any compound, mixture, or preparation containing any quantity
26 of any substance referred to in subparagraphs (1) through (7).
27 (s) “Opiate” means any substance having an addiction-forming or
28 addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of
29 conversion into a drug having addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining
30 liability. The term includes opium, substances derived from opium
31 (opium derivatives), and synthetic opiates. The term does not include,
32 unless specifically designated as controlled under RCW 69.50.201, the
33 dextrorotatory isomer of 3-methoxy-n-methylmorphinan and its salts
34 (dextromethorphan). The term includes the racemic and levorotatory
35 forms of dextromethorphan.
36 (t) “Opium poppy” means the plant of the species Papaver somniferum
37 L., except its seeds.
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1 (u) “Person” means individual, corporation, business trust, estate,
2 trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government,
3 governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal or commercial
4 entity.
5 (v) “Poppy straw” means all parts, except the seeds, of the opium
6 poppy, after mowing.
7 (w) “Practitioner” means:
8 (1) A physician under chapter 18.71 RCW; a physician assistant
9 under chapter 18.71A RCW; an osteopathic physician and surgeon under
10 chapter 18.57 RCW; an osteopathic physician assistant under chapter
11 18.57A RCW who is licensed under RCW 18.57A.020 subject to any
12 limitations in RCW 18.57A.040; an optometrist licensed under chapter
13 18.53 RCW who is certified by the optometry board under RCW 18.53.010
14 subject to any limitations in RCW 18.53.010; a dentist under chapter
15 18.32 RCW; a podiatric physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW;
16 a veterinarian under chapter 18.92 RCW; a registered nurse, advanced
17 registered nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse under
18 chapter 18.79 RCW; a naturopathic physician under chapter 18.36A RCW
19 who is licensed under RCW 18.36A.030 subject to any limitations in RCW
20 18.36A.040; a pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW or a scientific
21 investigator under this chapter, licensed, registered or otherwise
22 permitted insofar as is consistent with those licensing laws to
23 distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or administer a
24 controlled substance in the course of their professional practice or
25 research in this state.
26 (2) A pharmacy, hospital or other institution licensed, registered,
27 or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with
28 respect to or to administer a controlled substance in the course of
29 professional practice or research in this state.
30 (3) A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery, a
31 physician licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery, a
32 dentist licensed to practice dentistry, a podiatric physician and
33 surgeon licensed to practice podiatric medicine and surgery, or a
34 veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in any state of
35 the United States.
36 (x) “Prescription” means an order for controlled substances issued
37 by a practitioner duly authorized by law or rule in the state of
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1 Washington to prescribe controlled substances within the scope of his
2 or her professional practice for a legitimate medical purpose.
3 (y) “Production” includes the manufacturing, planting, cultivating,
4 growing, or harvesting of a controlled substance.
5 (z) “Secretary” means the secretary of health or the secretary’s
6 designee.
7 (aa) “State,” unless the context otherwise requires, means a state
8 of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of
9 Puerto Rico, or a territory or insular possession subject to the
10 jurisdiction of the United States.
11 (bb) “Ultimate user” means an individual who lawfully possesses a
12 controlled substance for the individual’s own use or for the use of a
13 member of the individual’s household or for administering to an animal
14 owned by the individual or by a member of the individual’s household.
15 (cc) “Electronic communication of prescription information” means
16 the communication of prescription information by computer, or the
17 transmission of an exact visual image of a prescription by facsimile,
18 or other electronic means for original prescription information or
19 prescription refill information for a Schedule III-V controlled
20 substance between an authorized practitioner and a pharmacy or the
21 transfer of prescription information for a controlled substance from
22 one pharmacy to another pharmacy.
23 Sec. 5. RCW 69.50.4014 and 2003 c 53 s 335 are each amended to
24 read as follows:
25 Except as provided in RCW 69.50.401(2)(c), any person under
26 eighteen years of age found guilty of possession of forty grams or less
27 of ((marihuana)) marijuana is guilty of a misdemeanor.
28 NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 69.50 RCW
29 to read as follows:
30 (1) It is unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen to
31 manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver
32 marijuana. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a
33 class C felony.
34 (2) It is unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen to
35 create, deliver, or possess counterfeit marijuana. Any person who
36 violates this subsection is guilty of a class C felony.
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1 (3) It is unlawful, except as authorized in this chapter and
2 chapter 69.41 RCW, for any person under the age of eighteen to offer,
3 arrange, or negotiate for the sale, gift, delivery, dispensing,
4 distribution, or administration of marijuana to any person and then
5 sell, give, deliver, dispense, distribute, or administer to that person
6 any other liquid, substance, or material in lieu of such marijuana.
7 Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a class C felony.
8 (4) It is unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen to
9 possess marijuana unless the substance was obtained directly from, or
10 pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while
11 acting in the course of his or her professional practice, or except as
12 otherwise authorized by this chapter. Any person who violates this
13 subsection is guilty of a class C felony.
14 (5) Any person eighteen years of age or over who distributes
15 marijuana or any other controlled substance listed in Schedules I, II,
16 III, IV, and V to a person under eighteen years of age who is at least
17 three years younger is guilty of a class B felony punishable by the
18 fine authorized by RCW 69.50.401(2) (c), (d), or (e), by a term of
19 imprisonment up to twice that authorized by RCW 69.50.401(2) (c), (d),
20 or (e), or both.
21 Sec. 7. RCW 69.50.412 and 2002 c 213 s 1 are each amended to read
22 as follows:
23 (1) It is unlawful for any person to use drug paraphernalia to
24 plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound,
25 convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store,
26 contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into
27 the human body a controlled substance. Any person who violates this
28 subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.
29 (2) It is unlawful for any person to deliver, possess with intent
30 to deliver, or manufacture with intent to deliver drug paraphernalia,
31 knowing, or under circumstances where one reasonably should know, that
32 it will be used to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest,
33 manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test,
34 analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale,
35 or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance. Any
36 person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.
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1 (3) Any person eighteen years of age or over who violates
2 subsection (2) of this section by delivering drug paraphernalia to a
3 person under eighteen years of age who is at least three years his
4 junior is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
5 (4) It is unlawful for any person to place in any newspaper,
6 magazine, handbill, or other publication any advertisement, knowing, or
7 under circumstances where one reasonably should know, that the purpose
8 of the advertisement, in whole or in part, is to promote the sale of
9 objects designed or intended for use as drug paraphernalia. Any person
10 who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.
11 (5) It is lawful for any person over the age of eighteen to possess
12 sterile hypodermic syringes and needles for the purpose of reducing
13 bloodborne diseases.
14 (6) This section does not apply to marijuana-related offenses for
15 persons over the age of eighteen.
16 Sec. 8. RCW 69.50.4121 and 2002 c 213 s 2 are each amended to read
17 as follows:
18 (1) Every person who sells or gives, or permits to be sold or given
19 to any person any drug paraphernalia in any form commits a class I
20 civil infraction under chapter 7.80 RCW. For purposes of this
21 subsection, “drug paraphernalia” means all equipment, products, and
22 materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for
23 use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting,
24 manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing,
25 preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing,
26 containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise
27 introducing into the human body a controlled substance. Drug
28 paraphernalia includes, but is not limited to objects used, intended
29 for use, or designed for use in ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise
30 introducing ((marihuana,)) cocaine, hashish, or hashish oil into the
31 human body, such as:
32 (a) Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes
33 with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured
34 metal bowls;
35 (b) Water pipes;
36 (c) Carburetion tubes and devices;
37 (d) Smoking and carburetion masks;
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1 (e) Roach clips: Meaning objects used to hold burning material((,
2 such as a marihuana cigarette,)) that has become too small or too short
3 to be held in the hand;
4 (f) Miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials;
5 (g) Chamber pipes;
6 (h) Carburetor pipes;
7 (i) Electric pipes;
8 (j) Air-driven pipes;
9 (k) Chillums;
10 (l) Bongs; and
11 (m) Ice pipes or chillers.
12 (2) It shall be no defense to a prosecution for a violation of this
13 section that the person acted, or was believed by the defendant to act,
14 as agent or representative of another.
15 (3) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section prohibits legal
16 distribution of injection syringe equipment through public health and
17 community based HIV prevention programs, and pharmacies.
18 (4) This section does not apply to marijuana-related offenses for
19 persons over the age of eighteen.
20 Sec. 9. RCW 69.50.505 and 2009 c 479 s 46 and 2009 c 364 s 1 are
21 each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
22 (1) The following are subject to seizure and forfeiture and no
23 property right exists in them:
24 (a) All controlled substances which have been manufactured,
25 distributed, dispensed, acquired, or possessed in violation of this
26 chapter or chapter 69.41 or 69.52 RCW, and all hazardous chemicals, as
27 defined in RCW 64.44.010, used or intended to be used in the
28 manufacture of controlled substances;
29 (b) All raw materials, products, and equipment of any kind which
30 are used, or intended for use, in manufacturing, compounding,
31 processing, delivering, importing, or exporting any controlled
32 substance in violation of this chapter or chapter 69.41 or 69.52 RCW;
33 (c) All property which is used, or intended for use, as a container
34 for property described in (a) or (b) of this subsection;
35 (d) All conveyances, including aircraft, vehicles, or vessels,
36 which are used, or intended for use, in any manner to facilitate the
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1 sale, delivery, or receipt of property described in (a) or (b) of this
2 subsection, except that:
3 (i) No conveyance used by any person as a common carrier in the
4 transaction of business as a common carrier is subject to forfeiture
5 under this section unless it appears that the owner or other person in
6 charge of the conveyance is a consenting party or privy to a violation
7 of this chapter or chapter 69.41 or 69.52 RCW;
8 (ii) No conveyance is subject to forfeiture under this section by
9 reason of any act or omission established by the owner thereof to have
10 been committed or omitted without the owner’s knowledge or consent;
11 (iii) ((No conveyance is subject to forfeiture under this section
12 if used in the receipt of only an amount of marijuana for which
13 possession constitutes a misdemeanor under RCW 69.50.4014;
14 (iv))) A forfeiture of a conveyance encumbered by a bona fide
15 security interest is subject to the interest of the secured party if
16 the secured party neither had knowledge of nor consented to the act or
17 omission; and
18 (((v))) (iv) When the owner of a conveyance has been arrested under
19 this chapter or chapter 69.41 or 69.52 RCW the conveyance in which the
20 person is arrested may not be subject to forfeiture unless it is seized
21 or process is issued for its seizure within ten days of the owner’s
22 arrest;
23 (e) All books, records, and research products and materials,
24 including formulas, microfilm, tapes, and data which are used, or
25 intended for use, in violation of this chapter or chapter 69.41 or
26 69.52 RCW;
27 (f) All drug paraphernalia;
28 (g) All moneys, negotiable instruments, securities, or other
29 tangible or intangible property of value furnished or intended to be
30 furnished by any person in exchange for a controlled substance in
31 violation of this chapter or chapter 69.41 or 69.52 RCW, all tangible
32 or intangible personal property, proceeds, or assets acquired in whole
33 or in part with proceeds traceable to an exchange or series of
34 exchanges in violation of this chapter or chapter 69.41 or 69.52 RCW,
35 and all moneys, negotiable instruments, and securities used or intended
36 to be used to facilitate any violation of this chapter or chapter 69.41
37 or 69.52 RCW. A forfeiture of money, negotiable instruments,
38 securities, or other tangible or intangible property encumbered by a
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1 bona fide security interest is subject to the interest of the secured
2 party if, at the time the security interest was created, the secured
3 party neither had knowledge of nor consented to the act or omission.
4 No personal property may be forfeited under this subsection (1)(g), to
5 the extent of the interest of an owner, by reason of any act or
6 omission which that owner establishes was committed or omitted without
7 the owner’s knowledge or consent; and
8 (h) All real property, including any right, title, and interest in
9 the whole of any lot or tract of land, and any appurtenances or
10 improvements which are being used with the knowledge of the owner for
11 the manufacturing, compounding, processing, delivery, importing, or
12 exporting of any controlled substance, or which have been acquired in
13 whole or in part with proceeds traceable to an exchange or series of
14 exchanges in violation of this chapter or chapter 69.41 or 69.52 RCW,
15 if such activity is not less than a class C felony and a substantial
16 nexus exists between the commercial production or sale of the
17 controlled substance and the real property. However:
18 (i) No property may be forfeited pursuant to this subsection
19 (1)(h), to the extent of the interest of an owner, by reason of any act
20 or omission committed or omitted without the owner’s knowledge or
21 consent;
22 (ii) The bona fide gift of a controlled substance, legend drug, or
23 imitation controlled substance shall not result in the forfeiture of
24 real property;
25 (iii) ((The possession of marijuana shall not result in the
26 forfeiture of real property unless the marijuana is possessed for
27 commercial purposes, the amount possessed is five or more plants or one
28 pound or more of marijuana, and a substantial nexus exists between the
29 possession of marijuana and the real property. In such a case, the
30 intent of the offender shall be determined by the preponderance of the
31 evidence, including the offender’s prior criminal history, the amount
32 of marijuana possessed by the offender, the sophistication of the
33 activity or equipment used by the offender, and other evidence which
34 demonstrates the offender’s intent to engage in commercial activity;
35 (iv))) The unlawful sale of ((marijuana or)) a legend drug shall
36 not result in the forfeiture of real property unless the sale was
37 ((forty grams or more in the case of marijuana or)) one hundred dollars
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1 or more in the case of a legend drug, and a substantial nexus exists
2 between the unlawful sale and the real property; and
3 (((v))) (iv) A forfeiture of real property encumbered by a bona
4 fide security interest is subject to the interest of the secured party
5 if the secured party, at the time the security interest was created,
6 neither had knowledge of nor consented to the act or omission.
7 (2) Real or personal property subject to forfeiture under this
8 chapter may be seized by any board inspector or law enforcement officer
9 of this state upon process issued by any superior court having
10 jurisdiction over the property. Seizure of real property shall include
11 the filing of a lis pendens by the seizing agency. Real property
12 seized under this section shall not be transferred or otherwise
13 conveyed until ninety days after seizure or until a judgment of
14 forfeiture is entered, whichever is later: PROVIDED, That real
15 property seized under this section may be transferred or conveyed to
16 any person or entity who acquires title by foreclosure or deed in lieu
17 of foreclosure of a security interest. Seizure of personal property
18 without process may be made if:
19 (a) The seizure is incident to an arrest or a search under a search
20 warrant or an inspection under an administrative inspection warrant;
21 (b) The property subject to seizure has been the subject of a prior
22 judgment in favor of the state in a criminal injunction or forfeiture
23 proceeding based upon this chapter;
24 (c) A board inspector or law enforcement officer has probable cause
25 to believe that the property is directly or indirectly dangerous to
26 health or safety; or
27 (d) The board inspector or law enforcement officer has probable
28 cause to believe that the property was used or is intended to be used
29 in violation of this chapter.
30 (3) In the event of seizure pursuant to subsection (2) of this
31 section, proceedings for forfeiture shall be deemed commenced by the
32 seizure. The law enforcement agency under whose authority the seizure
33 was made shall cause notice to be served within fifteen days following
34 the seizure on the owner of the property seized and the person in
35 charge thereof and any person having any known right or interest
36 therein, including any community property interest, of the seizure and
37 intended forfeiture of the seized property. Service of notice of
38 seizure of real property shall be made according to the rules of civil
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1 procedure. However, the state may not obtain a default judgment with
2 respect to real property against a party who is served by substituted
3 service absent an affidavit stating that a good faith effort has been
4 made to ascertain if the defaulted party is incarcerated within the
5 state, and that there is no present basis to believe that the party is
6 incarcerated within the state. Notice of seizure in the case of
7 property subject to a security interest that has been perfected by
8 filing a financing statement in accordance with chapter 62A.9A RCW, or
9 a certificate of title, shall be made by service upon the secured party
10 or the secured party’s assignee at the address shown on the financing
11 statement or the certificate of title. The notice of seizure in other
12 cases may be served by any method authorized by law or court rule
13 including but not limited to service by certified mail with return
14 receipt requested. Service by mail shall be deemed complete upon
15 mailing within the fifteen day period following the seizure.
16 (4) If no person notifies the seizing law enforcement agency in
17 writing of the person’s claim of ownership or right to possession of
18 items specified in subsection (1)(d), (g), or (h) of this section
19 within forty-five days of the service of notice from the seizing agency
20 in the case of personal property and ninety days in the case of real
21 property, the item seized shall be deemed forfeited. The community
22 property interest in real property of a person whose spouse or domestic
23 partner committed a violation giving rise to seizure of the real
24 property may not be forfeited if the person did not participate in the
25 violation.
26 (5) If any person notifies the seizing law enforcement agency in
27 writing of the person’s claim of ownership or right to possession of
28 items specified in subsection (1)(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), or (h)
29 of this section within forty-five days of the service of notice from
30 the seizing agency in the case of personal property and ninety days in
31 the case of real property, the person or persons shall be afforded a
32 reasonable opportunity to be heard as to the claim or right. The
33 notice of claim may be served by any method authorized by law or court
34 rule including, but not limited to, service by first-class mail.
35 Service by mail shall be deemed complete upon mailing within the forty-
36 five day period following service of the notice of seizure in the case
37 of personal property and within the ninety-day period following service
38 of the notice of seizure in the case of real property. The hearing
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1 shall be before the chief law enforcement officer of the seizing agency
2 or the chief law enforcement officer’s designee, except where the
3 seizing agency is a state agency as defined in RCW 34.12.020(4), the
4 hearing shall be before the chief law enforcement officer of the
5 seizing agency or an administrative law judge appointed under chapter
6 34.12 RCW, except that any person asserting a claim or right may remove
7 the matter to a court of competent jurisdiction. Removal of any matter
8 involving personal property may only be accomplished according to the
9 rules of civil procedure. The person seeking removal of the matter
10 must serve process against the state, county, political subdivision, or
11 municipality that operates the seizing agency, and any other party of
12 interest, in accordance with RCW 4.28.080 or 4.92.020, within forty-
13 five days after the person seeking removal has notified the seizing law
14 enforcement agency of the person’s claim of ownership or right to
15 possession. The court to which the matter is to be removed shall be
16 the district court when the aggregate value of personal property is
17 within the jurisdictional limit set forth in RCW 3.66.020. A hearing
18 before the seizing agency and any appeal therefrom shall be under Title
19 34 RCW. In all cases, the burden of proof is upon the law enforcement
20 agency to establish, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the
21 property is subject to forfeiture.
22 The seizing law enforcement agency shall promptly return the
23 article or articles to the claimant upon a determination by the
24 administrative law judge or court that the claimant is the present
25 lawful owner or is lawfully entitled to possession thereof of items
26 specified in subsection (1)(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), or (h) of this
27 section.
28 (6) In any proceeding to forfeit property under this title, where
29 the claimant substantially prevails, the claimant is entitled to
30 reasonable attorneys’ fees reasonably incurred by the claimant. In
31 addition, in a court hearing between two or more claimants to the
32 article or articles involved, the prevailing party is entitled to a
33 judgment for costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.
34 (7) When property is forfeited under this chapter the board or
35 seizing law enforcement agency may:
36 (a) Retain it for official use or upon application by any law
37 enforcement agency of this state release such property to such agency
38 for the exclusive use of enforcing the provisions of this chapter;
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1 (b) Sell that which is not required to be destroyed by law and
2 which is not harmful to the public;
3 (c) Request the appropriate sheriff or director of public safety to
4 take custody of the property and remove it for disposition in
5 accordance with law; or
6 (d) Forward it to the drug enforcement administration for
7 disposition.
8 (8)(a) When property is forfeited, the seizing agency shall keep a
9 record indicating the identity of the prior owner, if known, a
10 description of the property, the disposition of the property, the value
11 of the property at the time of seizure, and the amount of proceeds
12 realized from disposition of the property.
13 (b) Each seizing agency shall retain records of forfeited property
14 for at least seven years.
15 (c) Each seizing agency shall file a report including a copy of the
16 records of forfeited property with the state treasurer each calendar
17 quarter.
18 (d) The quarterly report need not include a record of forfeited
19 property that is still being held for use as evidence during the
20 investigation or prosecution of a case or during the appeal from a
21 conviction.
22 (9)(a) By January 31st of each year, each seizing agency shall
23 remit to the state treasurer an amount equal to ten percent of the net
24 proceeds of any property forfeited during the preceding calendar year.
25 Money remitted shall be deposited in the state general fund.
26 (b) The net proceeds of forfeited property is the value of the
27 forfeitable interest in the property after deducting the cost of
28 satisfying any bona fide security interest to which the property is
29 subject at the time of seizure; and in the case of sold property, after
30 deducting the cost of sale, including reasonable fees or commissions
31 paid to independent selling agents, and the cost of any valid
32 landlord’s claim for damages under subsection (15) of this section.
33 (c) The value of sold forfeited property is the sale price. The
34 value of retained forfeited property is the fair market value of the
35 property at the time of seizure, determined when possible by reference
36 to an applicable commonly used index, such as the index used by the
37 department of licensing for valuation of motor vehicles. A seizing
38 agency may use, but need not use, an independent qualified appraiser to
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1 determine the value of retained property. If an appraiser is used, the
2 value of the property appraised is net of the cost of the appraisal.
3 The value of destroyed property and retained firearms or illegal
4 property is zero.
5 (10) Forfeited property and net proceeds not required to be paid to
6 the state treasurer shall be retained by the seizing law enforcement
7 agency exclusively for the expansion and improvement of controlled
8 substances related law enforcement activity. Money retained under this
9 section may not be used to supplant preexisting funding sources.
10 (11) Controlled substances listed in Schedule I, II, III, IV, and
11 V that are possessed, transferred, sold, or offered for sale in
12 violation of this chapter are contraband and shall be seized and
13 summarily forfeited to the state. Controlled substances listed in
14 Schedule I, II, III, IV, and V, which are seized or come into the
15 possession of the board, the owners of which are unknown, are
16 contraband and shall be summarily forfeited to the board.
17 (12) Species of plants from which controlled substances in
18 Schedules I and II may be derived which have been planted or cultivated
19 in violation of this chapter, or of which the owners or cultivators are
20 unknown, or which are wild growths, may be seized and summarily
21 forfeited to the board.
22 (13) The failure, upon demand by a board inspector or law
23 enforcement officer, of the person in occupancy or in control of land
24 or premises upon which the species of plants are growing or being
25 stored to produce an appropriate registration or proof that he or she
26 is the holder thereof constitutes authority for the seizure and
27 forfeiture of the plants.
28 (14) Upon the entry of an order of forfeiture of real property, the
29 court shall forward a copy of the order to the assessor of the county
30 in which the property is located. Orders for the forfeiture of real
31 property shall be entered by the superior court, subject to court
32 rules. Such an order shall be filed by the seizing agency in the
33 county auditor’s records in the county in which the real property is
34 located.
35 (15)(a) A landlord may assert a claim against proceeds from the
36 sale of assets seized and forfeited under subsection (7)(b) of this
37 section, only if:
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1 (((a))) (i) A law enforcement officer, while acting in his or her
2 official capacity, directly caused damage to the complaining landlord’s
3 property while executing a search of a tenant’s residence; and
4 (((b))) (ii) The landlord has applied any funds remaining in the
5 tenant’s deposit, to which the landlord has a right under chapter 59.18
6 RCW, to cover the damage directly caused by a law enforcement officer
7 prior to asserting a claim under the provisions of this section;
8 (((i))) (A) Only if the funds applied under (((b))) (a)(ii) of this
9 subsection are insufficient to satisfy the damage directly caused by a
10 law enforcement officer, may the landlord seek compensation for the
11 damage by filing a claim against the governmental entity under whose
12 authority the law enforcement agency operates within thirty days after
13 the search;
14 (((ii))) (B) Only if the governmental entity denies or fails to
15 respond to the landlord’s claim within sixty days of the date of
16 filing, may the landlord collect damages under this subsection by
17 filing within thirty days of denial or the expiration of the sixty-day
18 period, whichever occurs first, a claim with the seizing law
19 enforcement agency. The seizing law enforcement agency must notify the
20 landlord of the status of the claim by the end of the thirty-day
21 period. Nothing in this section requires the claim to be paid by the
22 end of the sixty-day or thirty-day period.
23 (((c))) (b) For any claim filed under (((b))) (a)(ii) of this
24 subsection, the law enforcement agency shall pay the claim unless the
25 agency provides substantial proof that the landlord either:
26 (i) Knew or consented to actions of the tenant in violation of this
27 chapter or chapter 69.41 or 69.52 RCW; or
28 (ii) Failed to respond to a notification of the illegal activity,
29 provided by a law enforcement agency under RCW 59.18.075, within seven
30 days of receipt of notification of the illegal activity.
31 (16) The landlord’s claim for damages under subsection (15) of this
32 section may not include a claim for loss of business and is limited to:
33 (a) Damage to tangible property and clean-up costs;
34 (b) The lesser of the cost of repair or fair market value of the
35 damage directly caused by a law enforcement officer;
36 (c) The proceeds from the sale of the specific tenant’s property
37 seized and forfeited under subsection (7)(b) of this section; and
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1 (d) The proceeds available after the seizing law enforcement agency
2 satisfies any bona fide security interest in the tenant’s property and
3 costs related to sale of the tenant’s property as provided by
4 subsection (9)(b) of this section.
5 (17) Subsections (15) and (16) of this section do not limit any
6 other rights a landlord may have against a tenant to collect for
7 damages. However, if a law enforcement agency satisfies a landlord’s
8 claim under subsection (15) of this section, the rights the landlord
9 has against the tenant for damages directly caused by a law enforcement
10 officer under the terms of the landlord and tenant’s contract are
11 subrogated to the law enforcement agency.
12 (18) No seizure or forfeiture of property may result from
13 marijuana-related offenses committed by persons eighteen years of age
14 or older.
15 NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. In the event that any sections of this act
16 are in conflict with any other laws codified in the Revised Code of
17 Washington, the provisions of this act shall control.
18 NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. If this act is validly submitted to and is
19 approved and ratified by the voters at the next general election, the
20 legislature must adopt rules and if appropriate, tax provisions, to
21 carry out the provisions of this act by final adjournment of the 2012
22 regular legislative session.
23 NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. If any provision of this act or its
24 application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the
25 remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other
26 persons or circumstances is not affected.
27 NEW SECTION. Sec. 13. This act may be known and cited as the
28 marijuana reform act.
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Legalization / Sensible Washington meeting Friday 7pm Spokane

March 2nd, 2011 | By Pirate

WHAT: Legalization / Sensible Washington Volunteer meeting
WHEN: Friday March 4th 2011, 7pm – 9pm
WHO: Concerned Citizens
WHERE: 1312 North Monroe St. Spokane
CALL: 888-694-8737 ext 707 Ryan
… 888-694-8737 ext 708 Kimberly 

MAP: http://maps.google.com/?q=loc%3A+1312+N+Monroe+Spokane+WA+US

If you have any questions for a Sensible Washington coordinator, please look up Jared Allaway on Facebook.

We have decided that we need to make these meetings happen.  We are not coordinators, just concerned citizens that have waited too long for a meeting to happen.  YES WE CANNABIS!

May 1st, lots of CHANGE, and good change too!

May 2nd, 2010 | By Pirate

I was happy to be able to participate in the Global Marijuana March.  Got to see a lot of friends, and met new ones.  I continued to have more and more irie as the day passed.  What a blessing!  Praise Jah!


I wasn’t used to seeing this kind of a turn out.  When we protest in Utah and Idaho there are maybe 3 people at most.  Usually they are all related to me.  LOL  Sometimes we get a volunteer from drug court, which is cool!  I always try to protest at drug court, to kind of ease the pain of the victims that have to be violated there.  Even in Provo Utah, I get tons of support, but very few bodies to help out.

But protesting in WA has always been exciting!!!  Lots of participation, and people concerned about their civil rights!


As our way of saying thanks, we gave out what shirts we could to those that were working hard on advertising the I-1068 initiative.

We met several signature gatherers, I wish I would have had shirts for all of them.  I only came with 10 shirts, and I expected that to be more than enough.  But people were buying, trading, and getting shirts as soon as I got there.  More people wanted to buy shirts, but I had already given most of them away somehow.


We are dedicated to giving more I-1068 shirts away.


If anyone wants to support our efforts to give these shirts away, please visit Emerald Sun Design Studio and buy a few shirts from us. 
Our prices our reasonable.  Especially for the continued 4/20 special sale.  We basically started the 420 Special sale for 4/20.  But since there are so many 4:20’s in a day, we just keep that special going and going.   So it’s the first shirt for $14.20, and you get the option of buy a I-1068 shirt for $4.20.    It rounds out to $20 with tax.  2 shirts for $20, thats our 4/20 special!




Also if you have had any trouble contacting me by email.  I have 30 different email accounts, so the best way for me to sort them is to get email via this contact form.  That way your email messages do not go to junk or get lost in cyberspace somehow. 
This same contact form is also on our ABOUT page.