Pot smokers gather under Seattle’s Space Needle to celebrate legalization of marijuana

(Photo: Jim Seida / NBC News)

About a hundred pot smokers gathered in the cold at Seattle’s City Center on Wednesday night to celebrate the legalization of the possession of marijuana in Washington state.  The law, which took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, does not allow marijuana to be smoked in public, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the crowd.  As the clock stuck midnight, cheers erupted, followed by lighters igniting pipes and joints.

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