With Grass Soon Legal, WA Gives Up Prosecutions

That's the spirit!


Last week prosecutors in King and Pierce counties (which include Seattle and Tacoma, respectively) dismissed 220 misdemeanor marijuana cases in light of the vote to abolish penalties for adults 21 or older who possess up to an ounce. "There is no point in continuing to seek criminal penalties for conduct that will be legal next month," King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg told The Seattle Times. "The people…spoke loudly and clearly that we should not treat small amounts of marijuana as an offense."