Comment: Washington State Breaks several Laws, even its own
Now that Washington State has allowed people to smoke marijuana, they are now guilty of breaking Federal and State laws, one allowing the use of a controlled substance, and two allowing smoking in public which they passed a few years back complaining about smoking being hazardous to your health and that second-hand is as bad as Smoking.
Now that we have a drug czar and entourage here in Washington, it is time for the Washington State Attorney General to file charges against ALL involved with distribution and Advertising of an illegal substance and should be arrested, and any one who does not enforce the law of an illegal substance.
How does it feel that you will now have to share the road with drunk drivers, and now stoned drug users, let alone have to work with though who are spaced out and don’t have full control of what they are doing.
And now that it has been passed, it will not stop with just the age of Twenty One, they can not control any one under the age of Twenty One from drinking, just look at how many are killed every year from drinking, this includes innocent people including Children who were not drinking or on a controlled substance, let alone a Pilot flying a plane, Bus Driver, Taxi Driver, Truck Driver, Aid or Fire Driver, and Equipment Operators it can go on.
Smoking prohibited in public places or places of employment.
No person may smoke in a public place or in any place of employment.
Smoking in Public Places Law
On November 8, 2005, Washingtonians made a healthy choice by voting to pass Initiative 901. The initiative prohibits smoking in all restaurants and bars by amending the state’s 1985 Clean Indoor Air Act. Today, the definition of “public place” includes bars, restaurants, bowling centers, skating rinks, and non-tribal casinos. The definition also includes private residences used to provide childcare, foster care, adult care, or similar social services, and at least 75 percent of the sleeping quarters within a hotel.
The Smoking in Public Places law also prohibits smoking within 25 feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve enclosed areas where smoking is prohibited. The State won’t even Enforce this part of the law unless they have at least TEN People complain about it, go to these stores, people standing under the cover out of the rain or wind Smoking, and that is the first thing that hits you going in or coming out, and some times you can smell it in the store.
Pot now legal, but where do you buy it? ROB CARSON; Staff writer Tacoma News Tribune
Weed is legal in Washington, just don’t smoke it outside
by KING 5 News and Associated Press
Posted on December 6, 2012 Updated today at 7:00 AM
It’s now legal to possess up to one ounce of marijuana in Washington state, but you can’t smoke it in public.
At least for now, Seattle Police plan to look the other way on the latter part until people get used to the new law.
People gathered for indoor and outdoor celebrations across the state at 12:01 a.m. to light up in celebration. A small group celebrated outside Seattle’s Hempfest Central.
At Seattle’s Space Needle, it had a feel of New Year’s Eve with marijuana users counting down to midnight and lighting up.
In an email to officers, the department told them they should only issue verbal warnings in cases of public marijuana use “until further notice.”
Police spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee wrote on the SPD Blotter that officers will be advising people to take their weed inside.
Or as Spangenthal-Lee put it: “The police department believes that, under state law, you may responsibly get baked, order some pizzas and enjoy a `Lord of the Rings’ marathon in the privacy of your own home, if you want to.”
Once police start actually enforcing the law, it will be a $50 fine.
Voters in Washington and Colorado last month made those the first states to decriminalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana.
The law does not mean that you can grow or sell your own pot, which means there’s no legal way to obtain it in Washington. The state is working on implementing a system to change that.
The state’s medical marijuana law is not affected by the new law.