From wikipedia...."Registered sponsors for the measure include: John McKay, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington; Pete Holmes, Seattle city attorney; Kim Marie Thorburn MD and MPH, former director of the Spokane Regional Health District; and travel writer Rick Steves. Other sponsors include state representative for the 36th district Mary Lou Dickerson, immediate past president of the Washington State Bar Association Salvador A. Mungia, past president of the Washington State Bar Association Mark Johnson, former King County health official Robert W. Wood MD, University of Washington School of Social Work professor emeritus Roger Roffman DSW, and Alison Holcomb, campaign director for New Approach Washington, "on loan from" the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington.'
..."The mayor and entire city council of Seattle support I-502, as does the King County sheriff. Former narcotics deputy and candidate for King County sheriff John Urquhart, saying "the war on drugs has been an abject failure"."
There are reasonable arguments for somehow changing the approach to drugs made by reasonable people.
This article is not one of them and is more hippy clap trap.
“From 1776 to 1914, drugs were mostly legal on a federal and local level. What was so wrong with that period of time? Alcohol prohibition clearly failed”
Drugs were mainly not invented or discovered nor known or available during most of this time period.
By the turn of the century knowledge of them and their availability had become such that laws in 1906 and 1914 were put in place in reaction.
And prohibition didn’t occur until 1919. The author doesn’t know how to even think straight to make an argument.