Honestly, why can't more official things have a sense of humor?
It makes absolutely no sense to us why things have to be so heavy all the time — and we're glad to see that the cops in Seattle are having fun with the new legalization of marijuana.
Q: SPD seized a bunch of my marijuana before I-502 passed. Can I have it back?
Q: What happens if I get pulled over and I'm sober, but an officer or his K9 buddy smells the ounce of Super Skunk I've got in my trunk?
A: Under state law, officers have to develop probable cause to search a closed or locked container. Each case stands on its own, but the smell of pot alone will not be reason to search a vehicle.
Q: December 6th seems like a really long ways away. What happens if I get caught with marijuana before then?
A: Hold your breath. Your case will be processed under current state law. However, there is already a city ordinance making marijuana enforcement the lowest law enforcement priority.
This is how you calm people about it, and this is how you hit your target audience. It's a perfect example of doing something that needs to be done right, right!
We want the guy who wrote this to make all official announcements from here on out. Ha!
[Image via AP Images.]