Washington State Just Says No To Mobile Weed-Smoking Wagons

A handful of companies, including the Weed Bus Club, have popped up in Washington to provide visitors with a place to smoke while touring Seattle.

A handful of companies, including the Weed Bus Club, have popped up in Washington to provide visitors with a place to smoke while touring Seattle.

In the wake of Washington state’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana, some businesses have popped up to cater to weed tourists who want to see the sites while also enjoying the cannabis they have purchased. But state regulators have now made it clear that smoking pot on buses — even chartered ones — is a no-no.

The idea for these weed wagons apparently arose out of a response to laws against smoking pot in public. One company, the Weed Bus Club, markets itself as providing an easy way to check out Seattle’s licensed marijuana retailers while also enjoying their products.

“We save you the effort of researching the shops by driving you straight there, and then you can smoke right on the bus!” reads the company’s site.

But the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is making its stance very clear on this issue, notifying the charter and excursion bus operators in the state that “the consumption or use of marijuana products on their vehicles by passengers or drivers is prohibited by state law.”

The commission also reminded these charter operators that “failure to comply with the law will result in the cancellation of their state-issued operating permit.”

[via SeattlePI.com]

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  1. Xenotaku says:

    Now if only cops would ENFORCE the no smoking in public. I’m asthmatic, and marijuana is worse than cigarettes.