One Seattle Cop Issued 80 Percent of the City’s Weed Tickets

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25:  Marijuana is seen in a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban storefront medical marijuana dispensaries and to order them to close or face legal action. The council also voted to instruct staff to draw up a separate ordinance for consideration in about three months that might allow dispensaries that existed before a 2007 moratorium on new dispensaries to continue to operate. It is estimated that Los Angeles has about one thousand such facilities. The ban does not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. The state Supreme Court is expected to consider ruling on whether cities can regulate and ban dispensaries.    (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Marijuana is seen in a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole came across some interesting data when reviewing the Seattle PD's first biannual report on marijuana enforcement: Out of the 83 pot-related tickets issued by the SPD in the first half of 2014, 66 were issued by one guy. Writing for the SPD blog, O'Toole said the unnamed officer sometimes added personal notes for the attorney general, and once called Washington's marijuana laws — passed by the people through a ballot initiative — "silly." Needless to say, he's since been reassigned.