John Urquhart, Sheriff of the largest county in Washington State, has publicly denounced the drug war, and will speak at an upcoming U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, which is taking place to discuss state and federal cannabis policies. The hearing is designed as a way for the nation to begin forging a better path forward in regards to their cannabis laws.
In a press release sent out yesterday, Sheriff Urquhart states that; “as a former narcotics detective, I can say with full confidence that the War on Drugs has been a failure”.
“There has to be a better way”, states Urquhart, “And as far as marijuana is concerned, the citizens of Washington have decided legalization for personal use appears to be that ‘better way’. Law enforcement needs to respect their decision.”
As sheriff of the nation’s largest local jurisdiction with legalized recreational cannabis, Urquhart’s support for reform is essential, and will help to positively guide public opinion moving forward.