Weed Island: Is Washington’s Vashon the Proving Ground for Legal, Local Pot?

Washington’s Vashon Island is at an unusual crossroads. This rural community of 10,000, located just west of Seattle, has long been the closest the city has had to a farm corridor. With several hundred acres of land used for farming, most Vashon residents don’t just know their neighbors, they buy food from them. And, as island lore has it, this locavore spirit has also applied to marijuana since the 1970s.