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Hundreds of marijuana possession cases already dismissed in Washington

(NaturalNews) There is a legal showdown brewing between the federal government and two states whose residents voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana earlier this month, as local prosecutors in one of those states - Washington - have already begun dismissing hundreds of cases involving persons who were caught with the illegal substance prior to Election Day.

Prosecutors in King County - which includes the cities of Seattle and Bellevue - and Pierce County, directly to the south, have dismissed more than 220 misdemeanor pot cases following voter approval Nov. 6 of Initiative 502, or I-502, which makes possession of one ounce of marijuana legal after Dec. 6. Though technically the law does not take effect for a couple more weeks, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided to apply I-502 retroactively.

"Although the effective date of I-502 is not until December 6, there is no point in continuing to seek criminal penalties for conduct that will be legal next month," he said in a statement.

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Should look at The Netherlands :)

I always thought the US should look at how the Netherlands handles this issue, I live over here and they seem to be doing just fine..as a matter of fact when I was in Spain you could easily get marijuana and it wasn't uncommon to see people smoking it out in the open..you know for those that want to do it, they are going to do it..it's not like everyone over here is partaking in this activity..lol!! It's actually quite the contrary.

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This is going to be fun..

It feels like a dream, and maybe it is. I may shed a tear (or start pinching myself) the first time I see it in the store.

It's hardly the declaration of independence, but a win is still a win.

Seattle police produce a user's guide to pot

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLICE_POT_QA?SITE...

Sample question/answer:

Q: SPD seized a bunch of my marijuana before I-502 passed. Can I have it back? A: No.

Q: What happens if I get pulled over and I'm sober, but an officer or his K9 buddy smells the ounce of Super Skunk I've got in my trunk? A: Under state law, officers have to develop probable cause to search a closed or locked container. Each case stands on its own, but the smell of pot alone will not be reason to search a vehicle.

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Gotta love that first question!!!

Too funny.

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The courts were cleared up by 6 months instantly!

Talk about savings, right?

Savings...

and lives restored as well.
Hard for people to get a job these days when one has a criminal record.

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All those who were dismissed should thank the r3VOLution

All those who were dismissed should thank the r3VOLution and join to further grow the movement.

Freedom, Liberty, is popular.

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