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December 3, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Marijuana initiative wildly popular in Seattle & Eastside

Washington’s marijuana-legalization initiative proved overwhelmingly popular throughout most of King and Snohomish Counties.

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Initiative 502 carried all but 5 percent of King County precincts and won a majority of votes in every city, according to a Seattle Times analysis of precinct vote returns. (Click on the map image to the left to see the larger version.)

Seattle registered the highest support – with 74 percent of the city voting to legalize pot. The initiative was favored by 66 percent in Lake Forest Park and 62 percent in Skykomish, Shoreline and Kirkland.

The weakest support in King County came in Maple Valley, Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Federal Way and Hunts Point. But even in those cities, a majority voted in favor of the initiative.

I-502 won 56 percent of the vote statewide, carrying 20 of the state’s 39 counties.

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