Former US attorney in favor of legalizing pot

A bill to legalize and regulate marijuana in Washington state didn’t make it far in the Legislature, but many people think it should have: Former US attorney John McKay joins the ranks of Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson and The Seattle Times in calling for the repeal of marijuana prohibition. Supporters say that keeping pot illegal has allowed black markets to thrive and caused drug violence to erupt along the US-Mexico border; legalizing it would bring it into a realm where it could be taxed and regulated, and could generate jobs and revenue for the state.

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