WASHINGTON: The Sheriff of King County, which includes the greater Seattle area, has taken the unprecedented step of endorsing a marijuana regulation measure on the ballot in the state next door.
King County Sheriff John Urquhart supported Washington state’s successful 2012 initiative to regulate marijuana, and he said he supports Oregon’s Measure 91 because Washington state’s regulated approach to marijuana is working.
“Month by month, tax dollars are going to schools and police, not the drug cartels,” Urquhart says in a new ad from Oregon’s Yes on 91 campaign. “Wastefularrests are way down. DUIs are down. Drug prevention programs are getting funds. Strict regulations are working.”
The ad featuring Urquhart will hit airwaves on Wednesday as part of a $2 million plus TV blitz paid for by the Yes on 91 campaign. It’s the third spot that the campaign has rolled out in recent months featuring law enforcement officers.