We've come a long way since Prohibition. In Washington state there is a proposal to privatize all state liquor sales and according to the Seattle Times the measure is supported by Seattle voters. The measure would sell off all of the state's liquor warehouses and related assets and accept bids from liquor distributors to take over and permanently privatize all of the state's liquor sales. Further, it would allow liquor to be sold in grocery stores and retailers across the state have flooded Washington airwaves with ads in favor of the initiative. Costco has spent an astronomical $20.8 million which set a Washington record for the most money from a single donor on a voter initiative.
Washington voters will decide on privatization on November 8th.