Marijuana goes legal in Washington state amid mixed messages

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Wearing items representative of the state's historic events, Desiree Moore, a 20-year marijuana activist, takes a sip of her coffee at a marijuana smoke out event in Seattle, Washington December 6, 2012. Hundreds of marijuana enthusiasts huddled near Seattle's famed Space Needle tower on Thursday night with pipes, bongs and hand-rolled joints to celebrate Washington's new status as the first state in the nation to legalize pot for adult recreational use. REUTERS/Jordan Stead