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Initiative 502 went into effect December 6, meaning it’s no longer a violation of state law to use and possess certain quantities of marijuana in Washington. Basically, you can have pot and use pot, but you’re only supposed to use it in the privacy of your own home.
And this is what the Seattle Police Department is telling its 1300+ officers tonight via email about public marijuana use (full email posted below):
“Until further notice, officers shall not take any enforcement action—other than to issue a verbal warning—for a violation of I-502.”