They don’t want the industries to overtake their isolated island, especially with cannabis being legal recreationally and posing a drug tourism industry risk
My parents raised my sister and I in Seattle after they both moved to the city from Sequim. The commute to Seattle was a nightmare because of the ferries you have to take across Puget Sound. Unfortunately, the composition of the waterbed and the ground underneath make it almost impossible to build any large bridges over this body of water to connect Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula. Currently, there is the Hood Canal Floating Bridge to the north, but these kinds of bridges are expensive to maintain and would restrict maritime travel and trade that comes in and out of Seattle from the Pacific Ocean. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is the only traditional bridge over Puget Sound and it’s the far south end of the body of water. In the past there were proposals made to build a bridge across Puget Sound over Vashon Island. However, the proposal was crushed when one fifth of the island’s population showed up to the meeting in protest. They don’t want the industries to overtake their isolated island, especially with cannabis being legal recreationally and posing a drug tourism industry risk. This is fine for urban dwellers who thrive in a city that accepts cannabis, but people like the residents of Vashon Island and those who live on the Olympic Peninsula might feel differently. My parents were unhappy with city life in Seattle and complained that pot smokers like me are making the city an unhappy place for them. I guess they’ll be happier in Bellevue, but I’m proud of Seattle’s acceptance of cannabis.
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