The Seattle Police Department has launched a Q-and-A blog called “Marijuwhatnow” to help get the city’s residents ready for December 6, when possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use will no longer be illegal. That change comes thanks to a new state law known as Initiative 502.
Not surprisingly, the blog has set new records for readers on the police department’s website. Marijuwhatnow, the website says, is “a practical guide for what the Seattle Police Department believes I-502 means for you.”
Judging from some of the questions, the future (or present) marijuana users of Seattle want to know some interesting things.
“What happens if I get pulled over and I’m sober,” one questioner asks, “but an officer or his K9 buddy smells the ounce of Super Skunk I’ve got in my trunk?”
“Can I smoke pot outside my home?” another wants to know. “Like at a park, magic show, or the Bite of Seattle?”
I-502 passed by a 10-point margin on Election Day.