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Party to celebrate US legal pot anniversary

Daniel Curylo laughs while posing with some of the marijuana plants that he uses for marketing purposes in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. If legal pot is the Green Rush, Curylo has some unique credentials: He’s been an actual prospector. AP

The first anniversary of Washington state’s law permitting legal marijuana use was being celebrated Friday by hundreds of people lighting up beneath the Space Needle, Seattle’s iconic landmark structure.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Marijuana legalization low-key in Colorado

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Gerald Thompson holds up a bag of marijuana on the steps of the State Capitol in Denver on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Marijuana for recreational use became legal in Colorado Monday, when the governor took a purposely low-key procedural step of declaring the voter-approved change part of the state constitution. AP/The Denver Post, AAron Ontiveroz

Colorado gave a lonely reception to marijuana when it became the second U.S. state to legalize the drug. Just as state officials planned. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was officially part of the state constitution. He announced the move on Twitter and email after the fact. In response, a handful of marijuana activists celebrated by toking up on the Capitol steps, but there were no crowds and little fanfare.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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