Should Washignton Offer Marijuana Offenders Amnesty? | 101 KXL

Should Washignton Offer Marijuana Offenders Amnesty?

Written by Pat Boyle on July 14, 2014
Sarina Forbes

Seattle, Washington – A Seattle Republican running for the  State Senate says if she’s elected, she will propose an amnesty bill for people convicted of possessing pot. Sarina Forbes says “the law has changed; the people have spoken.”

Forbes says ” the consequence of having these convictions for simple possession which is what I am advocating for is that having the stigma of the arrest causes them a lot of harm  to interact in society.” She says problems can range from difficulty finding housing to getting a job. She says they may also face higher insurance rates.

Forbes is trying to win election to Senate District 36.

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