Posh park bans wall-sitters over pot concerns
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.