Pot still not legal to grow in city parks; police seize plants found in N. Seattle
Apparently, with the legalization of marijuana, someone thought that it would be perfectly fine to grow some in a park, according to the SPD Blotter blog.
Way north of Ballard, on the very tippy-toe edge of Seattle and Shoreline in the Bitterlake area, police discovered several marijuana plants growing in the Llandover Woods Greenspace.
Just before 9 a.m. on Saturday, King County Sheriff deputies called SPD to inform them that they found several of the plants growing in the park.
Police found 40-45 small marijuana plants growing inside planters, according to the blog. Since it's still not legal to grow non-medicinal marijuana, especially in a city park, responding officers seized and destroyed the plants. However, since pot enforcement is a very low priority for SPD, there will likely be no further investigation.
In any case, let this be a warning to anyone planning to grow in Golden Gardens, Carkeek or any other park or public space. If you need a refresher on what is or what is not legal, SPD's Jonah Spangenthal Lee wrote the definitive story on it, "Marijwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle."
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