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SEATTLE – City Attorney Pete Holmes has apologized for bringing marijuana to his “drug-free workplace,” the city of Seattle.
“When I brought the unopened marijuana to city offices — trying to keep up with a busy schedule — I nonetheless violated the city’s rules,” Holmes said in a news release this afternoon. “I apologize to my employees, all city employees and to the public.”
In the news release, Holmes said he “volunteered to donate $3,000 to the Downtown Emergency Service Center” as penance.
Holmes purchased marijuana at Cannabis City Tuesday, the first day pot could be sold at legal retail stores.
“Today marijuana sales became legal,” he told the eager crowd of future pot purchasers and media Tuesday. “I’m here to personally exercise that new freedom.”
Holmes later walked out of the shop with two, two-gram bags of OG’s Pearl. He said he was keeping one bag for “posterity” and one for “personal enjoyment when it’s appropriate.”
Kimberly Mills, the City Attorney’s office’s spokeswoman, said in an email Holmes is not exempt from city workplace rules, but that he “never intended to use (the marijuana he bought) any time soon.”
According to the city’s Drug Free Workplace policy, though pot was legalized by Initiative 502 in December 2012, and medical marijuana has been legal since 1998, possession is still prohibited. The policy booklet, partially written in Comic Sans says: (read more)