|Photo: Owl Jester/Seattle Hempfest|
|“There’s no place more perfect to announce our plans for 2011’s campaign than at the world’s premier marijuana reform festival.” ~ Douglas Hiatt, Sensible Washington|
If at first you don’t succeed, try again!
Sensible Washington, sponsor of this year’s Washington legalization initiative I-1068, has announced that it will launch its 2011 marijuana legalization campaign at this year’s Seattle Hempfest.
“There’s no place more perfect to announce our plans for 2011’s campaign than at the world’s premier marijuana reform festival,” said Douglas Hiatt, chair of Sensible Washington and main author of I-1068, which failed to gain enough signatures to qualify for this year’s general election.
|Douglas Hiatt: “We’ve learned a lot from our experiences this year and are coming back better organized and with many more volunteers committed to the legalization cause.”|
Hiatt is also a Seattle-based medical marijuana attorney.
“We’ve learned a lot from our experiences earlier this year and are coming back better organized and with many more volunteers committed to the legalization cause,” Hiatt said.
Sensible Washington plans to file a new legalization initiative in January 2011 and expects to begin petition circulation in February 2011.
In addition, Sensible Washington will work closely with members of the Washington Legislature in an attempt to hit upon a legislative solution to outdated marijuana laws in Washington State.
Visit the Sensible Washington booth, just north of the main stage at Hempfest.
Sensible Washington is also hosting the media hospitality area at Hempfest, which is sponsored by Dunshee House, a Seattle AIDS/HIV hospice. The media hospitality area has Wi-Fi, an on-site computer available for media use, and a backdrop for broadcast interviews.
Hiatt will be available for media interviews throughout the weekend.