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July 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Pot’s legal — but you should probably ask your boss

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes’ apology Friday for taking his newly bought bag of weed to work highlights the complicated relationship between state law and workplace policies pertaining to marijuana in Washington.

Sure, you can walk into a store, buy a bag of weed and go home and light up in full compliance of state law.

But that doesn’t mean you won’t be punished — or even fired — for it. Employers still have discretion over setting guidelines for worker drug use.

Read more in Andy Mannix’s story about pot in the workplace.

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