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Those illegally posted medical pot signs have an enemy in high places

Post by Cheryl Tucker on May 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
May 20, 2011 11:42 am

And yes, pun intended.

Your eyes weren’t deceiving you, Federal Wayans. (Is there some other way they refer to themselves?)

That guy you spotted out in the wee hours the other night, picking up illegal “get your medical marijuana card” signs, was none other than your mayor, Skip Priest.

Priest called today to thank us for our editorials on the medical marijuana dispensary legislation. He’s fed up with the illegal signs being posted in rights-of-way advertising a toll-free number to call to find out how to get an authorization to buy medical marijuana. He got so worked up about them the other night that he went out and collected about 150 signs between 10 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

“This has become personal to me,” said Priest when I joked that Federal Way voters got a two-fer when they elected him in November: a mayor/code-enforcement officer.

So far I haven’t heard any reports of Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland out picking up those illegal signs that are all over the city. I’d like to think she’s got the appropriate city staff out rounding them up, though.

Fun fact: Priest also mentioned that he’s into “hot yoga.”

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