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$27.00 Fine For Smoking Marijuana In Public

The city of Seattle is treating smoking marijuana in public at the same level as consuming alcohol in public, it is illegal and the Seattle police will issue a $27.00 fine to any individual found doing so.  The good news is… Seattle police MUST first issue any individual using marijuana in public a verbal warning.  If the individual fails to cooperate with the officers warning and fails to remove the marijuana from public view, then the officer may issue the $27.00 fine.  More good news… the $27.00 fine is an infraction similar to a parking ticket and is not a criminal infraction such as DUI (driving under the influence), thus being cited and fined with smoking marijuana in public will not end up on your criminal record!

For more information on the laws pertaining to smoking marijuana in Seattle or in the State of Washington see our previous blogs “How The Seattle Police Department Will Enforce Marijuana Laws” and “Washington State Laws – Marijuana 101” and continue to follow our blog for the latest and greatest legal news and happenings!

 

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Washington State Laws – Marijuana 101

I came across a great poster titled Marijuana 101 when I took my family to a park on Mercer Island last weekend.  The poster lists basic Washington State marijuana law in an easy to understand manner that everyone should have knowledge of.  Here is the information:

Marijuana 101

Marijuana is illegal in Washington for anyone under 21.

Frequent marijuana use can lead to addiction (1 in 6 youth, 1 in 9 adults).

It is illegal to use marijuana in public.

It is illegal to gift or share marijuana.

It is a felony to provide marijuana to a minor.

Driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana is a crime.

Many employers still drug test for marijuana.

It is illegal to purchase marijuana until licensed stores open in December 2013 with the passing of Initiative 502.

Marijuana remains illegal according to federal law.

The following organizations; Washington Discovery Help Line 866-789-7577, King County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Communities That Are, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are associated with Marijuana 101.

David O Defense
2211 Elliott Avenue, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98121
Tel: 206.459.6392
Fax: 888.615.0237
Email: david@davidodefense.com

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