Seattle, WA – Deaths at alleged pots center after one day of legal marijuana. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, marijuana became legal this past week in Washington State and Colorado. , According to 100WAPI.com, 48 percent of Americans express support for legalizing marijuana. Unfortunately, any celebrations are marred by an attempted robbery ending with two deaths at an alleged pot growing facility just south of Seattle.
The possession of marijuana became legal in Washington State Thursday after voters decided to decriminalize the recreational drug. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, celebrations in Seattle were held underneath the Space Needle Tower. Unfortunately, celebration has turned into mourning as a homeowner was forced to shoot two burglars in front of his nine year old son. But this home might also be an alleged pot center.
The deaths at the alleged pot center showcase one side of the new law. While the law passed in November made it legal to carry and consume marijuana, cultivating and selling the drug outside of medical dispensaries is still a crime. Along with the two masked man found dead on the floor police also found marijuana plants in the attic.
“When you’re engaged in that type of criminal activity, there is an element of risk,” said Sgt. Sean Whitcomb of the Seattle Police Department.
As an example of the murkiness of the new laws if you were to go buy marijuana from a street vendor the marijuana itself is legal but the act of selling it is not. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Seattle sent out a statement Wednesday reminding residents that pot is still illegal under federal law and cannot be brought onto federal property.
“Regardless of any changes in state law, including the change that will go into effect on December 6th in Washington State, growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law,” the memo from U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said.
The deaths at the alleged pot center may give further incentive to Obama and the Justice Department for starting to take legal action in Washington State. What do you think about the legal usage of recreational marijuana?