Want to smoke pot in public? It could cost you $27

SEATTLE -- In a committee vote yesterday, a majority of Seattle City Council members approved a $27 fine for smoking pot in public.

The full council is expected to vote on the measure Monday.

This fine is much lower than the $50 originally proposed, which could add up to over $100 when you tack on administrative fees. A $$27 fee is more similar to the fine for drinking alcohol in public.

According to The Seattle Times, the council also wants Seattle Police to give a warning to someone smoking pot in public, before issuing a ticket. They are also asking police to monitor the age, race and sex of those fined, and they'd be required to submit this documentation every six months.