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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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