A Seattle Police blotter item today reminds you how to safely and non-illegally enjoy your Independence Day holiday, including a reminder that fireworks are illegal in Seattle, that "the Fourth has typically been a loud and busy day for police and firefighters over the last 237 years" so you should avoid calling 911 for anything less than a life-threatening emergency, and that while the intersection of Belmont Ave and Bellevue Place E has drawn crowds on recent Fourths of July, the intersection needs to stay clear for emergency vehicles going between Lakeview and South Lake Union.
Oh, and of course, this:
We realize some of you may have had trouble committing our handy FAQ on lawful Marijuana use in Seattle to memory, so we wanted to provide a brief reminder of an important point from our guide:“Can I smoke pot outside my home? Like at [Gasworks Park on the 4th of July], [a 4th of July Fireworks show], or [at a fireworks show on the 4th of July]?”
Much like having an open container of alcohol in public, doing so could result in a civil infraction—like a ticket—but not arrest. You can certainly use marijuana in the privacy of your own home. Additionally, if smoking a cigarette isn’t allowed where you are (say, inside an apartment building or flammable chemical factory), smoking marijuana isn’t allowed there either.
The more you know!