Author Archive for Dominic Holden

Five Things Washington (and Seattle) Learned From Legalizing Pot

1. Your city won’t implode—at least, ours didn’t. Before Washington state and Colorado legalized pot last fall, Seattle voters back in 2003 made pot possession crimes the city’s “lowest priority.” Arrests fell significantly. Prosecutors had warned us, of course, that kids would get hooked, stoners would flood treatment centers, and pot-related crimes would rise (pot-induced [...]