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

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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 City Attorney Working to Increase Cannabis Tourism

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is working on ways to to accommodate cannabis tourists who might face barriers in the partaking of legal cannabis.Aerial view of Seattle city skyline

While speaking in front of a Seattle City Council committee last week, Holmes noted that rules banning consumption in public could make it harder for those from out of town to participate in the newly-legal recreational cannabis market, especially considering that most people would stay in hotels, where smoking is banned.

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