Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes pushed the Legislature to fold medical marijuana into the state’s recreational system in a wide-ranging policy memo Monday. He also urged the City of Seattle to aggressively enforce against medical-marijuana businesses not following state law or city regulations. Some businesses aren’t operating with proper permits. Others have not paid local business…More
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The Seattle City Council will discuss the Seattle Police Department’s report on public consumption of marijuana next Monday at 9:30 a.m. Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and City Attorney Pete Holmes will attend, said the council in a news release. The Seattle Police report on pot tickets showed blacks were disproportionately cited for consuming pot in public….More
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.More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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.”More
It was a day of celebration for pot users, claustrophobia for the media and victory for key figures in legalizing pot.More
Answers to all of your questions about the new legal retail marijuana system and much more.More