Marijuana arrests in Seattle are up, according to todays Seattle Stranger article. The article provides some background on arrests over the last few year and as well as some probing questions. So far, it appears that our City Attorney is standing by his commitment not to prosecute. So why are we seeing continued arrests?
We have seen an increasing number of Medical Marijuana arrests throughout the State. These calls are coming in every week. Invariably, the police claim that the patients could have faked the doctor’s authorization and the police arrest and charge the person. Only until we move forward in court, does the case get dismissed. This is a tremendous waste of time, money and limited resources for both the State and the patients who use Medical Marijuana. You can read the full article from the Stranger here.