The Russ Belville Show

Russ Belville, an Internet radio host from Portland, Oregon, counts down to midnight shortly before a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana took effect on December 5, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Voters approved an initiative to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana making it one of the first states to do so.
Photo: Stephen Brashear, Getty Images / SF

I’m very excited that this photo from the Associated Press is being seen far and wide, from the San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Mail (UK), The Vancouver Sun (Canada), WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia, Greenwich Time in Connecticut, and so many more!

The write-up from Reuters News Agency features the following paragraph:

Little if any of the law’s fine points seemed to matter to the mellow and largely middle-aged gathering of about 100 people near the foot of the Space Needle as the statute took effect at midnight.

Low-key cries of “Yeah” and “Smoke some weed” and “Anybody got a bong?” rose after an Oregon radio personality, ‘Radical’ Russ Belville, finished a 10-second countdown on a bullhorn.

This story has appeared in TV New Zealand, CNBC, Latinos Post, and surely more as the day progresses.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/northstarCIT David Neyman

    This story has appeared in TV New Zealand, CNBC, Latinos Post, and surely more as the day progresses.

    I saw it here in Mississippi and don’t call me Shirley