In and effort to keep control over the industry and increase revenue if necessary the Seattle Council passed a law which would fine for smoking in public. Sure it’s not much but still a behavior by the City of Seattle that really wasn’t necessary. It just proves when there is an opportunity to make a few more dollars they will take that opportunity to make a fine/tax out of it. At his point, what is the big difference between cigarette smoking in public and marijuana smoking in public – absolutely nothing.
A law (unlike smoking) voted on by the people and all the City Council can do is come up with new laws and regulations to fine this cash cow as much as possible.
When Nick Licata (Council member) told the public this is now going to be the law (passed by the Council), he also mentioned that the police would be “giving warnings”. Isn’t that a great line to calm the public so there is no uproar. I would love to see how many warnings they give out compared to how much revenue they bring in from this great news.