Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Just after midnight, Washington legalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational use for those over 21 under Initiative 502, which took effect Thursday, Dec. 6. 2012. A small partying crowd gathered to celebrate the new law beneath a glowing Space Needle. Public smoking is still against the law, and marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Colorado passed a similar measure. Photos by Daniel Berman/Northwest Leaf

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