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RetiredFA
I hope I don't get kicked off the forum for this. Just passing on information for anyone who might want to know.

Issues are still being worked out. Remember, it's still ILLEGAL at the Federal level.

Despite the "purple haze" that occurred around the Seattle Center last night, it is still illegal to smoke in public and you will be ticketed for that.

Smelling the substance in your car is not "probable cause" for law enforcement if you are stopped for, say, speeding or something, unless the law enforcement already knows something else about you that is related.

Smoking while driving will definitely get you a DUI. Something like 5 nanograms in bloodstream or something.

Basically, can only have it in your home. Just not in public.

Still working out issues for "licensing" the sale of it. No "stores" yet.

The only good thing about this law is that now Washington State can tax the heck out of it, and maybe get out of a deficit.

Yes, it's legal, but doesn't mean it's a party around here......

Anyone got the scoop on Colorado? The other state that legalized it?

pianotuna
Hi JJ,

Thanks for the information. I'm sure it will be some time before the laws are revised to "fit" this new legality.
John Blue
All we need is more Pot heads on the road than we have now. I saw on the news tonight more states may open up laws on smoking Pot. What is next? sad.gif
RetiredFA
This law certainly wasn't thought through.

It isn't illegal to POSSESS it, as long as it's under an ounce and you are over 21. But, it's still ILLEGAL to GROW it (unless you are part of the medical use crowd and have the appropriate documentation) or SELL it.

What a laugh. dry.gif

I read that Colorado isn't going to charge you with DUI for smoking while driving, but Colorado's legislation goes into effect later (not sure when).
jamarynn1
We spent a month in Seattle last year and I just returned from 10 days there. I don't see a lot of difference between when it wasn't legal and now that it is. They were standing around smokin' then and they're standing around smokin' now. It's Seattle....what can I say?
dbnck
QUOTE(John Blue @ Dec 6 2012, 07:27 PM) *

All we need is more Pot heads on the road than we have now. I saw on the news tonight more states may open up laws on smoking Pot. What is next? sad.gif

I was just thinking the other day that I would gladly trade every texting/cell phone talking driver for someone who'd been smoking pot. Vastly less dangerous to us other folks on the road, and once the person who's high has made it to the convenience store and bought snacks, he'll go back home and be off the roads. laugh.gif

Now, if we could replace every violent drunk with a person smoking pot, we'd really be on to something.
B. Kidd
QUOTE(dbnck @ Jan 21 2013, 06:28 PM) *

I was just thinking the other day that I would gladly trade every texting/cell phone talking driver for someone who'd been smoking pot. Vastly less dangerous to us other folks on the road, and once the person who's high has made it to the convenience store and bought snacks, he'll go back home and be off the roads. laugh.gif

Now, if we could replace every violent drunk with a person smoking pot, we'd really be on to something.



Sorta seems that you left out pot smokers whom drive and then text; and may or may have not been drinking too.......... blink.gif .
dbnck
QUOTE(B. Kidd @ Jan 24 2013, 05:54 PM) *

Sorta seems that you left out pot smokers whom drive and then text; and may or may have not been drinking too.......... blink.gif .

No, I said I'd happily trade pot-smoking drivers for texting drivers. I don't want texting drivers at all, period, impaired or unimpaired.

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