Title

A Comparative Study of Urban and Rural Cannabis Politics

Presenter Information

Brian Grimmer

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 201

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Cannabis activists in Washington have enjoyed significant successes across the state in both urban (like Seattle) and rural (like Ellensburg) political arenas. However, this success has not been uniform as the movement was defeated in Yakima. Using the results from the 2012 elections, the initiative campaigns of Sensible Washington and New Approach Washington, as well as observations and discussions conducted with activists at festivals such as Seattle Hempfest, Tacoma Hempfest, and Portland Hempstalk, this research investigates those factors that influenced the different political outcomes across Washington state. Results show that personal dedication, community involvement, and municipal cooperation were the relevant factors explaining the differential political outcome of Cannabis legislation.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Nelson Pichardo

Additional Mentoring Department

Sociology

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A Comparative Study of Urban and Rural Cannabis Politics

SURC 201

Cannabis activists in Washington have enjoyed significant successes across the state in both urban (like Seattle) and rural (like Ellensburg) political arenas. However, this success has not been uniform as the movement was defeated in Yakima. Using the results from the 2012 elections, the initiative campaigns of Sensible Washington and New Approach Washington, as well as observations and discussions conducted with activists at festivals such as Seattle Hempfest, Tacoma Hempfest, and Portland Hempstalk, this research investigates those factors that influenced the different political outcomes across Washington state. Results show that personal dedication, community involvement, and municipal cooperation were the relevant factors explaining the differential political outcome of Cannabis legislation.