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August 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM

City Attorney Pete Holmes hasn’t smoked his first day pot purchase

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes leaving Cannabis City with his purchase on July 8, the first day legal pot stores were open. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes leaving Cannabis City with his purchase on July 8, the first day legal pot stores were open. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

We sat down with City Attorney Pete Holmes to discuss marijuana’s future in Seattle, why he bought pot on the first day of sales and if he’s consumed it yet.

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August 19, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Seattle police officer who wrote 80% of pot tickets is back on regular duties

The Seattle police officer who wrote 80 percent of the department’s pot tickets during the first half of this year has returned to his regular duties, Seattle police said Monday. Officer Randy Jokela used the citations to comment on Initiative 502, the law that legalized marijuana.  On several citations, Jokela referred to Seattle’s pot-supporting City Attorney Pete Holmes…

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July 31, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Seattle cop gave out 80 percent of public pot consumption tickets

A single Seattle police officer was responsible for about 80 percent of public pot consumption citations given out so far this year. The Seattle Police Department is investigating the officer, who has been identified as Randy Jokela. On some citations, Jokela shared insight on his thoughts about Initiative 502, the state law that legalized marijuana. On several…

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July 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

City sues Seattle’s first pot grower over building permit problems

The city of Seattle is suing Seattle’s first legal, recreational pot grower, Sea of Green Farms, claiming the company altered its building without a proper permit and is continuing to operate outside of the city’s building code. The city’s complaint says Sea of Green and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) regularly communicated about permits and inspections from…

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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…

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July 11, 2014 at 3:53 PM

City Attorney Pete Holmes apologizes for taking pot to work

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes leaving Cannabis City with his purchase. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes leaving Cannabis City with his purchase. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

City Attorney Pete Holmes has apologized for bringing marijuana to his “drug-free workplace,” the city of Seattle.

“When I brought the unopened marijuana to city offices — trying to keep up with a busy schedule — I nonetheless violated the city’s rules,” Holmes said in a news release this afternoon. “I apologize to my employees, all city employees and to the public.”

In the news release, Holmes said he “volunteered to donate $3,000 to the Downtown Emergency Service Center” as penance.

Holmes purchased marijuana at Cannabis City Tuesday, the first day pot could be sold at legal retail stores.

“Today marijuana sales became legal,” he told the eager crowd of future pot purchasers and media Tuesday. “I’m here to personally exercise that new freedom.”

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