Pierce County Council Chairman Dan Roach calls those who support implementation of Initiative 502 a “pothead” constituency” (TNT, 1-15).
With I-502 passing with 55 percent of the vote, and half of the state’s counties approving, I would suggest that the majority of constituents supporting the measure were not users. A recent graphic published by The News Tribune also demonstrated broad geographic county support.
What Washington voters have shown over the years is that they are pragmatic and fiercely independent in addressing public policy measures through the initiative process.
They saw the benefit of creating a structured, regulated system …