TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Tacoma could soon be in real trouble over pot.
The department could be found in contempt if they continue to refuse to return a small amount of marijuana seized from a man after a traffic stop. Municipal Court Judge Jack Emery repeated an order to police Thursday to return the drug to Joseph L. Robertson within seven days or they could be found in contempt.
"Appeal or comply," Emery told assistant city attorney John Walker. "Or next week, show up, and I would advise you to bring counsel."
Don't smoke pot myself and have no plans to ever start even if it is made legal, but this is how shit is supposed to work. The people voice their opinion, pass new legislation and then the courts honor it. In a whole lot of places in the world this simply would not happen.