Seattle, Washington, is a city where marijuana law enforcement has been on the back burner (pardon the pun) for a long time, but with the passage of Initiative 502, marijuana will soon be completely legal. However, it won’t be legal until December 6, and between now and then the Seattle Police Department has been inundated with questions concerning marijuana. To stop the questions, they have come up with a novel solution. Seattle’s police have produced a user’s guide to the state’s new pot law.
The guide is called “Marijwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle,” and was written by former journalist Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, who wrote for Seattle independent newspaper The Stranger. He came up with the guide with police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. It’s written in a very amusing question and answer style, and has gained a lot of popular traction on Facebook among legalized pot fans.
“I just try to write posts I’d want to read,” wrote Spangenthal-Lee via email. ”I knew we were probably going to be inundated with questions about 502, so I figured I’d try to get answers to the kinds of questions Seattle residents (and reporters) might ask, and put them out there.”
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