Marijuana in Minnesota

Photos: People celebrate day one of legal cannabis in Minnesota

Janice Illingworth smokes the end of a giant novelty joint
Janice Illingworth smokes the end of a giant novelty joint during a celebration at First Avenue marking Minnesota's legalization of recreational cannabis on Tuesday.
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From Red Lake to Minneapolis, Minnesotans embraced the new legal status of cannabis on Aug. 1, when it became legal for adults 21 and older to possess, use and grow marijuana. MPR News photographers captured the celebrations.

Jacob Frey shows the pipe he got from Legacy Glass
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey shows the pipe he got from Legacy Glass during a celebration at First Avenue in Minneapolis marking the legalization of recreational marijuana Tuesday.
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A person lights a stone pipe
Alaeana Antoine lights a stone pipe during the First Avenue celebration on Tuesday.
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Beaded lighters
Beaded lighters are for sale at the NativeCare dispensary at the Red Lake Nation, pictured on Tuesday.
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Two person shares a joint
Darrell Paulson, (right) shares a joint with Chickie Brown (left) and Jason Elstad (center) during the First Avenue celebration.
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Esai Luna heats up his dab rig during a celebration
Esai Luna heats up his dab rig during a celebration at First Avenue marking the legalization of recreational cannabis.
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A marijuana plant sits on a counter
A marijuana plant sits potted at a booth for Sticky Finger Seeds, a grower based in Maui, Hawaii, during the First Avenue celebration Tuesday.
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