Zol's now legal! Sorry, only in Washington state
HUNDREDS of marijuana enthusiasts huddled near Seattle's famed Space Needle tower with pipes, bongs and hand-rolled joints to celebrate Washington's new status as the first state in the US to legalise pot for adult recreational use.
The public gathering at the downtown Seattle Centre, like a smaller turnout at a nearby spot, defied a key provision of the US state's landmark marijuana law, which allows possession of small amounts of cannabis but forbids users from lighting up outside the privacy of their homes. The Netherlands has laws allowing the purchase of ganja and its use, not just in smokers' homes, but also in public places like coffee shops.