Seattle City Attorney Seeks Dismissal of All Tickets for Public Cannabis Consumption Between January and July

Pete-Holmes
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is seeking the dismissal of all tickets distributed in the city for the public consumption of cannabis between January 1st and July 31st of this year, after it was found that more than 80% of the tickets were given by one officer who calls the state’s legalization of cannabis “silly”.

“In order to treat everyone equally during this time period, the City Attorney’s Office will request that all infractions issued between January 1 and July 30, 2014, be dismissed with prejudice,” Holmes will say in a presentation to the Seattle City Council on Monday, according to Q13 Fox.

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Seattle Approves $27 Fine for Public Cannabis Consumption

With the passage of Initiative 502 last year in Washington State, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis is legal for those 21 and older, while consumingMarijuana is seen in the hand of a person after the law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana went into effect in Seattle, Washington in public remains illegal. However, those doing so in Seattle will only have to pay a $27 fine if caught, under a proposal approved yesterday by the Seattle City Council; this fine is significantly less than the state-wide fine of $103.

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