Sensible Kitsap, a local group of volunteer cannabis activists, is hosting a march in downtown Bremerton, Washington, on Saturday, June 9 at 12 noon. The march is in support of Sensible Washington's Bremerton Marijuana Reform Act of 2012. The petition needs 2,000 signatures by June 11 to meet a city deadline of June 13.
The Bremerton Marijuana Reform Act would make arrests for responsible adult use, and possession of marijuana, a low enforcement priority, as has been done in Seattle and Tacoma with great success.
The initiative also directs local authorities to not cooperate or expend funds toward federal investigations of nonviolent crimes, where the marijuana is intended for adult personal use. Only registered voters, residing within Bremerton city limits, may sign the petition.
Participants will gather in front of the Norm Dicks Building at 345 6th Street in Bremerton, proceed in a loop down Pacific Avenue, across 1st Street, up Washington Avenue, returning to 6th, then repeating the route.
Sensible Washington volunteers will have petitions available for signing, as well as handout information to the public, and voter registration forms.
The public is welcome to join in the march, and are encouraged to watch for announcements on Sensible Kitsap's Facebook page, Twitter account, or Sensible Washington's MeetUp.com page.
Blank petitions will be available for pickup at the march, and are currently available at Pied Piper's Emporium at 617 Callow Ave., Bremerton, WA 98312; filled petitions can also be dropped off at that location.
To volunteer with Sensible Kitsap, or to request additional information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Bremerton Marijuana March
When: High Noon, Saturday, June 9
Where: Norm Dicks Building, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA
Who: Sensible Kitsap