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.
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Now that legalized recreational marijuana is spreading across the United States and medicinal marijuana is present in 23 states and Washington, D.C, youth marijuana education is a large concern.
“Man, ain’t nothing wrong with smoking weed. Weed is from the Earth. God put this here for me and you! Take advantage man, take advantage.” Not everyone shares Smokey’s religious sentiments from the first “Friday” movie.
Only one I-502 marijuana retailer has been able to open to serve the 650,000 or so residents of Seattle – and the closest licensed shop to Capitol Hill is still nowhere close to opening. But there are still a few potrepreneurs in our midst and, possibly, a few pot jobs to be had.
Tedd Wetherbee has Washington State approval, issued under the provisions of Initiative 502, to open a marijuana business, and he leased a storefront in the town of Fife to do so. Earlier this summer, however, the Fife City Council adopted zoning regulations that went beyond the usual restrictions on location, signage and hours of operation, to ban all marijuana businesses in town.
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.
On July 1, 2014, whether you knew it or not, the cannabis market in Colorado changed overnight. Expect to see a new wave of Colorado cannabis shops opening up, more jobs being created, and the market becoming even more competitive.