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West Hollywood Tells Sheriff to Mellow on Weed Busts

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Hi, smelly sticky green bud.

Hi LAist.

So how are you doing, you sexy thing?

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I'm doing great, LAist, because West Hollywood just made me legal.

No, no. I believe yesterday they just passed a resolution that advises the Sheriff's Dept to busy itself on more serious crimes.

Whatev. All I know is I'm gonna get hiiiiiiiiiigh tonight. Par-tay on Santa Monica Blvd.

Weed, isn't there always a party on Santa Monica?

Haha yeah I guess. Anyways, whoooooo.

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Don't get too excited, the Sheriff still can bust people. It's not like a city can tell their law enforcement not to enforce certain laws.

They can tell them to look the other way, though.

I wouldn't say "tell them", Mary Jane, I would say "suggest". As in "we would much prefer it if your time, and the court's, and the energies of this city were spent on protecting its citizens from things that really harm them. and drugs that are truly harmful, like crystal meth and crack."

Bro, is there any food here?

The LA Times reports today that the resolution is so vague that it doesn't even have an amount of marijuana that determines what is "personal use", and therefore excusable, and what is intended for sale and thus a serious offense, so the deputies are planning on going with the flow, so to speak.

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"It depends on the circumstances and the amount," Deputy Richard Pena of the WeHo station told the Times. "If you're caught with a van load of huge bundles … that would be hard to argue it's for personal consumption."

So no van loads of huge bundles of me and we're good.

Thanks for stopping by, Cannabis sativa

Anytime, LAist, you now know where to find me!