Celebrations Planned As Wash. Legalizes MarijuanaSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 20:40
CELEBRATIONS PLANNED AS WASH. LEGALIZES MARIJUANA
BY GENE JOHNSON
Dec 5, 6:26 PM EST
SEATTLE (AP) -- Legal marijuana possession becomes a reality in Washington state Thursday, and some people plan to celebrate the new law by breaking it.
Voters in Washington and Colorado last month made those the first states to decriminalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana. Washington's law takes effect Thursday and allows adults to have up to an ounce of pot - but it bans public use of marijuana, which is punishable by a fine, just like drinking in public.