SEATTLE - Seattle's new City Attorney is dismissing marijuana possession cases.By the end of the month, more than 25 people charged with possessioncould be off thehook.
In Seattle now, you can be arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana, but more than likely, you won't be prosecuted.
During his campaign, Pete Holmes promised asCity Attorney he would dismiss marijuana possession charges broughtby former City Attorney Tom Carr. Over the weekend his office reviewed a stack ofcases and determined thatmore than two dozen will be dismissed.
A Seattle police spokeswoman tellsKING 5 thateven with the change in prosecution, they'll continue to bust people for marijuana, however it will continue to be avery low priority.
Thestate legislature is considering bills to decriminalize or legalize marijuanain Washington. It would remain illegal under federal law.