Only three people showed up at City Hall Friday to testify about a proposal to enforce the state’s ban on public pot use in the city of Seattle, but one brought a surprise.
All three supported the idea of Seattle police handing out $103 fines for use in public view, as the state’s new legal marijuana law specifies.
To underscore the ease with which folks can score weed in Seattle, Ruedi Risler, a University Park activist, submitted, along with his written testimony, a bud of marijuana he said he bought as he was waiting for a bus to take him downtown.
His submission presents a new challenge for city records: What to do with legal weed?
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Risler gave the bud and testimony to Lisa Herbold, aide to Councilmember Nick Licata, who chaired the hearing.
As of Friday evening, the bud is clipped to Risler’s testimony, and sitting on Herbold’s desk.
“I’m going to ask the lawyers,” Herbold said.