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Police Post Stoners Guide To New Marijuana Laws



The Seattle Police Department has posted an official and joke-filled guide to let citizens know what is legal and what isn’t, under the state’s new legalization law. Officials wanted people to realize that cops have a sense of humor, too

When Washington state voters overwhelmingly legalized the recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 6, Seattle police knew they’d be getting a lot of questions.

And while many details surrounding the state’s Dec. 6 decriminalization of pot remain, the department didn’t shy away from answering what questions it could about Initiative 502, posting a funny, question-and-answer blog that has become a big web hit — having been viewed more than 120,000 times and shared more than 15,000 times on Facebook since it was posted Friday.

The Seattle Police Department has posted an official and joke-filled guide to let citizens know what is legal and what isn’t, under the state’s new legalization law.

The guide titled “Mariwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle,” explains the legal complexities and consequences of “Initiative 502.”

I-502 passed with 55 percent of the vote. Since then, prosecutors in the largest counties in the state have dropped cases involved misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

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