Elections have consequences. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg now points out that, as a result of I-502's passage, "there is no point in continuing to seek criminal penalties for conduct that will be legal next month."

More from his office:

Today’s decision will impact 175 King County cases that are currently filed or referred for filing involving individuals age 21 and older who possessed one ounce or less of marijuana. With the passage of I-502, marijuana possession of one ounce or less by individuals age 21 and older will become legal in the State of Washington on December 6.