Crowds light up under Space Needle as marijuana made legal under Washington law

The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law.

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C. Nash smokes marijuana in a glass pipe. In dealing with marijuana, the Seattle Police Department told its 1,300 officers on Wednesday, just before legalization took hold, that until further notice they shall not issue citations for public marijuana use.
Photo by (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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