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Seattle city attorney’s 1st-day pot buy broke rule

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SEATTLE — Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has admitted he broke a drug-free-workplace rule when he bought marijuana on the first day of legal sales in Washington state.
Holmes has been a big supporter of the legal marijuana law, and he says he wanted to be one of the first customers at Seattle’s Cannabis City on Tuesday to honor what he called a “tectonic shift” in policy. He says he then brought the two unopened packages back to City Hall before taking them home.
The next day, the city’s personnel department issued a memo reminding employees they can’t have marijuana when they’re on official business or at city offices.
Holmes issued an apology Friday and said he volunteered to donate $3,000 to the Downtown Emergency Service Center, an organization that provides housing for alcoholic, mentally ill or otherwise vulnerable people.
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