Rick Steves starts tour for pot measure


The European travel guru will speak about the legalization of marijuana as proposed in Measure 91.

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The European travel guru will speak about the legalization of marijuana as proposed in Measure 91.

But Steves says he wants to make it clear he is not encouraging marijuana use, even though he is speaking out for Measure 91.

What Steves says is important is that 5,000 annual arrests by police for marijuana possession have disappeared under Washington’s Initiative 502 — and that 12,000 marijuana-related arrests and citations for similar crimes in Oregon will go away if voters approve Measure 91.

“They are not rich white guys; they are poor people who cannot afford to have this hurdle put in their lives,” he says.

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