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Seattle moves to vacate every marijuana summons issued this year
Seattle moves to vacate every marijuana summons issued this year

Seattle officials are making a push to vacate every summons issued for smoking or possessing marijuana in public in 2014 after reports that one police officer issued more than 80% of the tickets this year. Kimberly Mills, a spokeswoman for Seattle City Atty. Peter Holmes, told the Los Angeles Times that Holmes and Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole "wanted to hit the reset button" on marijuana enforcement after a mid-year review suggested a disproportionate number of tickets were issued to blacks and homeless men and women. Washington legalized marijuana use in 2013, but residents are still subject to $27 fines for smoking or possessing marijuana in public. A review...

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