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City of Seattle to Erase Marijuana Misdemeanors

City of Seattle to Erase Marijuana Misdemeanors

City of Seattle to Erase Marijuana Misdemeanors

In a municipal move signifying the dying war on drugs, the city of Seattle is going to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for marijuana misdemeanors. Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes made the announcement during a press conference on Feb. 8, 2018.

City of Seattle Will Move to Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases

Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes Announce the City of Seattle Will Move to Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases

SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced that the City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington.

Oversight in Cali: Los Angeles Approves Cannabis Licensing Commission

Oversight in Cali: Los Angeles Approves Cannabis Licensing Commission

On March 22, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion for the city to create the Cannabis Licensing Commission, with the commission being responsible for the oversight of the city’s recreational cannabis licensing process.

San Diego Launches Campaign to Hinder Illegal Dispensaries

San Diego Launches Campaign to Hinder Illegal Dispensaries

On Oct. 6, 2016, San Diego launched the “Buy Safe, Buy Legal” campaign as a means of hindering illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, asking residents to only buy medical marijuana from legally licensed dispensaries.

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Cop Calls Out City Attorney in Pot Citations

In 2011, Pete Holmes, Seattle City Attorney, called for marijuana legalization, according to an op-ed piece he wrote for The Seattle Times. Holmes has even bought marijuana, and broken city rules by bringing it to work with him. Now, it appears Holmes has been targeted by a disgruntled police officer who is unhappy that voters passed I-502.

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Feuer vs. Marijuana Farmers Market

As you may recall, Los Angeles hosted California’s first ever cannabis farmers market over the Fourth of July weekend. Thousands of people lined up around the block to purchase medical cannabis in smokable, edible and topical forms. Thousands of dollars were made that day and everyone generally agreed that it was a huge success, except for LA’s city attorney, appropriately named Mike Feuer.


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