Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the annual Washington Cannabis Summit on Friday in SeaTac. Seven years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Inslee says he plans to pardon thousands of convictions for misdemeanor pot possession. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the annual Washington Cannabis Summit on Friday in SeaTac. Seven years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Inslee says he plans to pardon thousands of convictions for misdemeanor pot possession. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Editorial: Inslee right to ease path on marijuana clemency

Allowing about 3,500 to clear their records — before voters made cannabis legal — is simple fairness.

You must sign in or register to continue reading content.

More in Opinion

Editorial: How we honor lives lost and changed in landslide

Memorials to honor those who died and the work to rebuild communities serves as a tribute to all.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, March 24

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Rise in youth vaping requires age limit of 21, tax

Limiting vaping products’ availability and taxing them can address an alarming rise in youth vaping.

Editorial: Utility of internet still not available to all

State legislation could help connect those in rural and tribal communities with broadband service.

Editorial: State law wrong method to seek Trump’s tax returns

A law to leave candidates off the ballot who don’t release their returns would penalize the voters.

Viewpoints: Five years in, we’re still responding to Oso

Work following the Oso landslide has helped make communities safer and more resilient to disaster.

Commentary: Dental care must be part of health system reforms

A dentist’s program for veterans provided insight into the larger need for access to preventive care.

Commentary: Automakers see benefits in a clean-fuels standard

The Auto Alliance sees the legislation as key to the transition to zero-emissions vehicles.

Dionne: A candidate makes case for faith, works and community

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is bringing up subjects Democrats need to discuss.

Most Read