Seattle Lawmen See No Change in Marijuana Enforcement

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With misdemeanor marijuana possession accounting for fewer than 1 percent of all the cases filed by Seattle’s city attorney last year, police and prosecutors foresee no change in pot enforcement as a result of a ballot initiative on marijuana approved this week.

Initiative 75, which was approved by almost 59 percent of voters, requires law-enforcement officials to make marijuana offenses their lowest priority if the marijuana is intended for adult personal use.

“It’s already one of our lowest priorities,” said Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr. “I would suggest that not much is going to change.”


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