(NCC) A federal showdown with Washington state over its newly realized marijuana law has gone up in smoke, as people puffed pot in public this week with no repercussions.

The blatant disregar disregard of federal and local threats about using marijuana in public echoed public sentiments in 1933, as the nation saw the end of Prohibition on the horizon, and it started to party in its own way with alcohol.

On Wednesday, the Obama administration issued its first detailed statement on legalized marijuana inColorado and Washington, a development that conflicts with federal law.

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