Seattle's first Hempfest after legalization

Thousands packed the Seattle waterfront park for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival - an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall. Hempfest was expected to draw as many as 85,000 people per day.

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Tommy Gibbons, 14, sports marijuana-themed sunglasses at the first day of Hempfest, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Seattle. Thousands packed the Seattle waterfront park for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival - an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall. Hempfest was expected to draw as many as 85,000 people per day. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Photo by Elaine Thompson
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Original article: Seattle's first Hempfest after legalization



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