August 21, 2012

Vice Presidential Candidate Jim Gray Endorses Sensible Washington

August 21, 2012
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judge jim gray medical marijuanaJudge Jim Gray Officially Endorses Sensible Washington

Judge Jim Gray, running mate to presidential candidate Gary Johnson, officially endorsed the non-profit organization Sensible Washington on Saturday. This endorsement encompasses the group’s planned 2013 initiative to repeal cannabis prohibition.

In speaking with them, Judge Gray stated, “I have a lot of respect for your organization, and I’m more than happy to give you my full endorsement.”

Judge Jim Gray is a former presiding judge of the Superior Court in Orange County, California, and is the author of several books including 2001?s Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs, and 2010?s A Voter’s Handbook: Effective Solutions to America’s Problems.

Sensible Washington is excited about this endorsement, and feels that it will help bring attention to their efforts to end adult cannabis prohibition in the State of Washington.

Below is the full endorsement list to date from the Sensible Washington website:

Our 2012 efforts at cannabis law reform have been endorsed by the following:

  • Judge Jim Gray, running mate to presidential candidate Gary Johnson
  • Roger Goodman, 45th District Washington State Representative and official I-75 Spokesman
  • Joe Fitzgibbon, 34th District Washington State Representative
  • Nick Licata, Seattle City Council-member
  • Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Harvard Psychiatry Professor, and author of “Marihuana Reconsidered”
  • Toke of the Town

In 2011, we collected the following endorsements:

  • The 27th Legislative District Democrats
  • Whatcom County Democrats
  • Cannabis Culture
  • Grammas for Ganja
  • Patients for Full Legalization
  • The Washington Teapot Party
  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Lewis & Clark College
  • Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Harvard Psychiatry Professor
  • Norm Stamper, Seattle Chief of Police (Ret.)
  • James Bakalar, co-author of Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine.
  • Toby Nixon, Kirkland City Council member, former Washington State Rep. (R-Kirkland)

Our 2010 initiative was endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • Washington State Democrats
  • NORML — National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • NORML — Washington State Chapter
  • King County Democratic Central Committee
  • The 23rd Legislative District Democrats
  • The 30th Legislative District Democrats
  • The 37th Legislative District Democrats
  • The 39th Legislative District Democrats
  • The 41st Legislative District Democrats
  • Libertarian Party of Washington
  • Whatcom County Democrats
  • Fidalgo Democrats — Anacortes and surrounding West Skagit Co
  • Norm Stamper, Seattle Chief of Police (Ret.)
  • Toby Nixon, former Washington State Rep. (R-Kirkland)
  • Jim Kenny, Democratic candidate for Snohomish County Prosecutor
  • Kirk Prindle — Candidate for King Conservation District Board of Supervisors
  • Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD, faculty emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, and author of “Marihuana Reconsidered”


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