Bec Koop, a 30-year-old florist living in Denver, Colorado, has been smoking weed for years.
In the last two years of legal marijuana sales in Colorado, there has been a cornucopia of 420-friendly events
Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday and the legalization movement spread to a fourth U.S. state.
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.
April 20, 2013. The air around the Vancouver Art Gallery is thick with pot smoke.
The biggest celebration day in the cannabis culture is April 20. The April 20 (4/20) celebration originally started in the mid 1970s as the time of day after school, 4:20 pm, for high school students in San Rafael, California to meet to smoke pot. The phrase "I'll see at you at 4:20" became code for, "I'll be there to smoke a joint with you after classes are over".
There wasn't a police officer to be seen as crowds of people gathered under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning to light up and celebrate a new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law.
Pot-smokers lit up in Washington state Thursday as recreational marijuana became legal in a historic first for the United States, clouded by the fact that federal law still bans the practice.