Posh park bans wall-sit­ters over pot con­cerns

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

PHILADEL­PHIA >> A park in a posh sec­tion of Philadel­phia has banned peo­ple from sit­ting on walls near a foun­tain af­ter neigh­bors com­plained the prac­tice led to pot smok­ing.

The ban at Rit­ten­house Square went into ef­fect Thurs­day. The city de­crim­i­nal­ized pos­ses­sion of small amounts of mar­i­juana in 2014. The walls are pop­u­lar places to sit at lunchtime, es­pe­cially in warmer months as benches fill with of­fice work­ers and area res­i­dents.

A Face­book group is or­ga­niz­ing a Sit­ten house Lunch Time Sit-On on Tues­day to perch on walls in protest of the ban.

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