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It’s time for a new approach to marijuana


Last updated 10/11/2012 at Noon

Back in the late 1980s, I agreed to be the anonymous "responsible businessman who supports drug law reform" guest on Jim French's KIRO radio show. My pseudonym: Jerry. My stance: Our society would be better off by taking the crime out of the marijuana equation. Back then, it felt risky to use my own name when talking drug policy. The next day, I was walking through Edmonds, out for my morning cup of coffee. Someone I didn’t know drove by, rolled down their window, and hollered, “Hey, Jerry...right on!”

About twenty-five years later, I was more comfortable publicly owning...

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