By Scott Gacek
SEATTLE, WA — For years, Seattle police have looked the other way as thousands of people openly smoke marijuana on the Seattle waterfront for three days during Hempfest, the largest annual gathering of marijuana smokers in the world. That was before voters passed I-502 last November, legalizing the possession of marijuana by adults in Washington State.
Public consumption of marijuana in Washington remains illegal, but police don’t plan on handing out tickets at this weekend’s event as thousands of marijuana supporters celebrate legalized marijuana by openly toking on the Seattle waterfront. Instead, they will be passing out bags of Doritos with legal information about the new law.