‘Bad Actors’ In Medical Marijuana To Be Weeded Out, Seattle Official Says

WASHINGTON: As Seattle gears up to regulate the medical marijuana industry, new details emerged Wednesday of how the city plans to enforce the new rules.

For example, in an effort at more flexible and effective enforcement, officials are drafting rules that would enable them to punish low-level violations without having to take the offenders to criminal court.

That was the word from David Mendoza, of the Office of Policy and Innovation, to City Council members Nick Licata, Sally Bagshaw and Jean Godden at a committee meeting on Wednesday.

The city is trying to cope with about 60 illegal medical marijuana shops, at least seven of which advertise delivery services, which the law prohibits.