In line with I-502, the Mountlake Terrace City Council took its first look at a newly proposed ordinance relating to marijuana legalities within its city limits on Thursday. The ordinance, if adopted, would make possessing small amounts of marijuana lawful. However, under the ordinance consuming marijuana – or even opening a package of marijuana – in view of the general public would be a class 3 civil infraction, not a crime.
The proposed change would bring Mountlake Terrace’s city code in line with current state law, which was amended in November 2012 to legalize marijuana usage under certain circumstances. The new ordinance would repeal the currently outdated city code, which makes all marijuana possession and/or marijuana usage a crime.
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