Hundreds Light Up to Celebrate Washington Legal Pot Anniversary

Friday marked the first anniversary of the day Washington’s legal marijuana law took effect, and hundreds of people celebrated by lighting up beneath the Space Needle at a party permitted by the city of Seattle.

The party kicked off at 4:20 Friday afternoon, the time typically associated with marijuana. By the time the party ended around 11pm, about 500 people passed through two enclosed areas.

Because of the cold temperatures, most of the smoking occurred with just elbow room inside a tent, filling the small area with clouds of smoke.

“It’s a very pivotal moment in state history right now because we’re literally pioneering the way into the national legalization for pot,” Jonny Little said.

Double barriers enclosed the party, separating it from several other events nearby, oriented toward families and children. The organizers of the pot party obtained a special permit for the event, since smoking marijuana in public is still illegal.

Many called the party a political statement, their fight only beginning, even if their celebrations is well underway.

– Read the entire article at KING 5 News.