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Just Guess What This City Attorney Is Apologizing for Bringing to Work


“I apologize to my employees, all city employees and to the public.”

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 6: A Seattle resident takes marijuana from a plastic bag shortly after a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana took effect on December 6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Voters approved an initiative to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana making it one of the first states to do so. Credit: Getty Images

Marijuana may now be legal in Washington State, but that doesn't mean bringing weed to the office is a good idea.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes issued an apology Friday after he very publicly purchased marijuana — and then brought it to work.

"I intended my public purchase at Seattle’s first legal store to bolster the transition [from an illegal to legal marijuana market]," Holmes said in a statement. "When I brought the unopened marijuana to City offices – trying to keep up with a busy schedule — I nonetheless violated the City’s rules."

He volunteered his own punishment of sorts.

“I have discussed the violation with the city personnel department director, and I have volunteered to donate $3,000 to the Downtown Emergency Service Center,” Holmes said. “I apologize to my employees, all city employees and to the public.”

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