Norm Stamper’s Post-Election Regret Over Initiative 502

Former Seattle police chief and pot legalization advocate Norm Stamper was an enthusiastic supporter of Initiative 502. He did countless interviews and wrote letters to the editor. "I hope you'll join me in voting YES on Initiative-502," he urged in one. A month after the election, however, he tells SW that he's had a revelation. "I now question whether Washington state's initiative needed to be as restrictive as it is," Stamper says.