Today, Washington State made history by becoming the first state in the union where you can smoke marijuana just to get high. A bunch of folks celebrated that fact by gathering at Seattle's Space Needle for a stroke-of-midnight smoke-out. "I feel like a kid in a candy store," one of the midnight ravers enthused.
Just askJoe Grumbine
, who remains in jailmore than three weeks after being arrested when he showed up at a Long Beach courthouse for a regularly-scheduled trial conference
. Last year he andJoe Byron
were tried and convicted of selling pot at a pair ofLong Beach
dispensaries as well asGarden Grove
collective even as city officials there collected tens of thousands of dollars from other dispensaries to grow and sell marijuana--i.e. pretty much exactly what the two Joes were charged with doing. Thanks to judicial misconduct, those chargeswere thrown out of court earlier this year
, but prosecutors seem determined to retry the case and send both men to prison.
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