Photos: Thousands pack Seattle park for Hempfest

Photos: Thousands pack Seattle park for Hempfest

Credit: Zahid Arab / KING

Photos: Thousands pack Seattle park for Hempfest

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by KING 5

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 5:16 PM

SEATTLE  - Thousands packed a Seattle waterfront park for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival -- an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall.

They strolled among vendor stands, checking out colorful glass pipes and bongs. Others sat on driftwood logs, passing joints back and forth.

Seattle Police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb greeted festival-goers at the gate Saturday, dispensing bags of Doritos affixed with labels reminding people of some of the nuances of the state's new legal marijuana law.

Some bags were later going for $50 on eBay.

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