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Well, you can get high (legally) at the Space Needle now....



This just blows my mind.


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A crowd of approximately 150 gathered at the base of the iconic Seattle Space Needle to openly smoke marijuana at 12:00 this morning. The revelers had come to celebrate the moment marijuana possession became legal in Washington State, thanks to last month's passage of Initiative 502.

Not one police officer (in uniform) was to be seen, but news media were well represented. Cameras from KOMO & KING local news as well as national reporters from CNN, FOX, CBS and Canada's CBC were all in attendance, interviewing people and filming them lighting up joints and pipes in the chilly Seattle Center. I was there live-streaming for The Russ Belville Show and had the opportunity to talk to many of them. I also got to speak to many people in the crowd.

"I'm here from Oklahoma on business," said one middle-aged man, "and something like this would fill our county jail for a while." A set of three young women from California noted the irony that Washington has legal weed and nowhere to buy it and California has just the opposite. An older gentleman from Seattle talked about finally wearing his favorite marijuana hat in public without feeling like he was promoting crime. A group of locals who'd been waiting since 10:30pm said they braved the cold just to celebrate freedom with others. A young man with neck tattoos acting very paranoid was the only unpleasant part of the crowd, and even he was a decent freestyle rapper.

Soon a van had shown up with some speakers to pump out some music. We counted down from five minutes, from one minute, 10, 9, 8... and suddenly marijuana possession was legal. A cheer arose from the crowd, followed by a hush, followed by a very large cloud of marijuana smoke and cold breath. The first tune to play as people enjoyed their first legal toke was "Smoke 2 Joints" by Sublime. Most notably, not a bit of the sky fell, the earth continued to rotate on its axis, and Seattle went on with its business completely unconcerned with a bunch of people openly smoking pot.


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LSURussian
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This just blows my mind.
Like Colin Williams??






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Well, you can get high (legally) at the Space Needle now....


A gay man celebrating getting high in front of a tall building that artists say represents the phallus. Color me shocked.






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constant cough
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They need to hurry up and legalize it here in Louisiana.





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space needle
Blows my mind


Why with all the homoeroticism ?
This is a family forum...






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50Mullets
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I wish there had been a troll cop there to arrest people for possession at 11:30. Toss those hippies in the back of a squad car and drive them off. Would have made a hell of a show.





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Can't do it publicly.





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Toddy
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Can't do it publicly.



I guess the police were just looking the other way in this instance.






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accnodefense
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A group of locals who'd been waiting since 10:30pm said they braved the cold just to celebrate freedom with others.


Yet I bet these guys are all for economic statism which strips more and more of our liberty away.






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nerd guy
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And I bet that'll be the highlight of their lives.





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jacquespene8
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I read that for the celebration they wer told to issue verbal warnings only.





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buddhavista
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Can't do it publicly.


I guess the police were just looking the other way in this instance.

they will continually look the other way if I had my bet....especially in seattle. Unless you piss them off somehow.

I live in Colorado, and its become basically pot everywhere over the last 4 years. If you are an ass, they will frick with you but in general you can smoke just about anywhere outside and not worry too much about it. The bars downtown are a little harder but just walk on a non busy street and you are ok.

i was in a bar last weekend, and three guys were smoking a joint on the smoking patio. About a foot from the doorman. I asked him if they cared, and he said as long as they do it on the patio and not inside, they don't care.

Later that night, i saw a guy rolling a blunt on a park bench. There was a cop about 10 ft away standing at the entrance of a music venue. I don't know if he saw him but he didn't appear to be disturbed. And the guy had a grinder out along with a plate balanced on his knee. I don't know how he could be missed.






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tiger11
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Later that night, i saw a guy rolling a blunt on a park bench. There was a cop about 10 ft away standing at the entrance of a music venue. I don't know if he saw him but he didn't appear to be disturbed. And the guy had a grinder out along with a plate balanced on his knee. I don't know how he could be missed.


Awesome, I'd much rather the cop be keeping an eye out for real criminals like thieves and those committing acts of violence.






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los angeles tiger
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they will continually look the other way if I had my bet....especially in seattle. Unless you piss them off somehow.


Yep, but light up a cigarette or pop open a can of beer, they'll cuff you and haul your arse to jail in more and more California cities.






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Most notably, not a bit of the sky fell, the earth continued to rotate on its axis, and Seattle went on with its business completely unconcerned with a bunch of people openly smoking pot.






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quote: This just blows my mind. Like Colin Williams??
dude....






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Cold Pizza
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...three guys were smoking a joint on the smoking patio.


Are businesses allowed to prohibit smoking dope?






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StrangeBrew
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but you still can not marry someone of the same sex.

Sucks being you.






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cheesewithmike
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Are businesses allowed to prohibit smoking dope?


That's what I'd like to know. Obviously you wouldn't be smoking on the job, but will they still bust you for testing positive for thc in a drug test?






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Cold Pizza
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...but will they still bust you for testing positive for thc in a drug test?


I gotta believe businesses will still be allowed to do random drug testing.






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