Seattle criminal defense attorney Aaron Pelley will give a lecture on what the passage of I-502 means to local medical marijuana users at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Green Light Expo, 5408 South Tacoma Way.
The new state law, passed on Nov. 6, legalizes the possession of up to 1 oz. of marijuana by adults, aged 21 or older, for recreational use. It goes into effect on Dec. 6, and Pelley will cover various implications.
ACLU Washington also recently posted a frequently asked questions page about the new law, which you can find here.
Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said I-502 presented little significant change to local law enforcement since marijuana was considered “a low priority” even before its passage. But it remains to be seen how the conflict between state law and federal law - which still classifies marijuana as illegal - will play out.
“We’re waiting to see what the feds are going to do,” Fulghum said. “I think it’s going to be a learning process for everyone.”