Seattle’s City Attorney Buys Legal Weed
Today the first legal sales of marijuana for recreational purposes occurred in Washington State. In Seattle, City Attorney Pete Holmes made history as the first US elected official to buy legal marijuana.
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“But the most important takeaway to everyone here is that today marijuana sales became legal,” said Holmes, “and I’m here to personally exercise myself this new freedom.” Holmes later explained to the media that he had purchased two 2-gram packages of marijuana for $80. Holmes explained that he would be saving one package for posterity and that he would use the other package personally and responsibly at an appropriate time.
Pete Holmes was one of the major supporters of Initiative 502 that legalized marijuana in 2012. He joined ACLU of Washington’s Alison Holcomb, the author of the initiative, in a press conference before the opening of Cannabis City on 4th Avenue in the SoDo district of Seattle. Holcomb thanked James Lathrop, owner of Cannabis City, for “undertaking the formidable challenge of creating this new legal marketplace and proving that we can do better than prohibition.”
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