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Update – 9/15/2014: The City of Seattle has thrown out about 90 tickets for public marijuana consumption written by one single cop with an anti-pot vendetta against the city attorney. Ironically, it was that same city attorney, Pete Holmes, that threw out the tickets.
“The police do not write the laws. They enforce the laws,” Holmes said at the hearing. “You can’t be a legislator out on the street.” Read the original story below.

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LEAP Cites Public Safety Concerns Created by Illegal Marketplace
A former narcotics cop on Tuesday morning delivered a letter signed by 73 current and former police officers, judges, prosecutors and federal agents to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him not to interfere with the wishes of the voters of Colorado and Washington State to legalize and regulate marijuana.
“We seem to be at a turning point in how our society deals with marijuana,” said Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), the group that authored the letter. “The war on marijuana has funded the expansion of drug cartels, it has destroyed community-police relations and it has fostered teenage use by creating an unregulated market where anyone has easy access.