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Seattle Attorney Brings Weed To Work

Last week in Washington at the opening of the first recreational MMJ dispensary, Cannabis City, Pete Holmes was in attendance to show his support for herbalists.  However, after purchasing 2 grams of OG Pearl, he made the mistake of bringing his marijuana to City offices, where he works as an attorney!

Holmes was in violation of the city's municipality's anti-drug policy.  The Seattle City Drug Free Workplace policy states, “Neither state law requires employers to accommodate the use or possession of marijuana in the workplace, and the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act requires the City to prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance on City premises or while conducting City business on or off of City premises.”

With that being known, Holmes defended himself by stating, "When I brought the unopened marijuana to City offices -- trying to keep up with a busy schedule -- I nonetheless violated the City’s rules."  Clearly, he is aware he made the mistake of bringing his weed to work.  He then continues to say, “At the end of the business day, I took the marijuana home and left it there, still unopened, before I participated in the second Community Walk of the Mayor’s Summer of Safety.”  Was it really necessary to add the fact that he hadn't used the marijuana?

As a result of his mistake, Pete Holmes agreed to donate $3,000 to a downtown homeless shelter.  While the homeless may see some benefits of his mistakes, why did it take marijuana in the work place for money to be given to the needy?  Seems as if Holmes wanted to show his support for herbalists but when he got caught, he was ashamed - admitting he hadn't used the marijuana.  However, after leaving the Cannabis City opening, Holmes told reporters, “I’m keeping one bag for posterity and one for personal enjoyment at some point when it’s appropriate.”

Is there really an adequate punishment for bringing marijuana to your job?  Donating to charity should not be a punishment, it should be a personal desire.  Seems like Holmes is trying to maintain his good character by giving back to the community after participating in an event that many government figures do not agree with.