Seattle City attorney discusses issues around new pot law
Seattle city attorney discusses issues around new pot law
By Evan Bush
Seattle Times staff reporter
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes sat down with us recently to talk pot.
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has long been an ardent supporter of legalizing marijuana.
He campaigned on not prosecuting marijuana-possession charges and was elected in 2009. Three years later, he campaigned for I-502, the initiative Washington voters eventually approved to allow marijuana for recreational use.
Holmes was second in line to buy pot at Seattle’s first pot store, Cannabis City, the day it opened. He later apologized for bringing the weed back to his office that afternoon.
Now that possession of up to an ounce is legal, Holmes still has a hand in shaping Seattle’s pot policy.
We sat down with him recently for his take on how things are going, and where legalization is headed.
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