As pot goes proper, a look at the strange history of weed

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Pot Through the Years
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1970, file photo, youths sell marijuana openly from sacks at a banned music festival in Middlefield, Conn. beneath a sign advertising their products as "Mexican Coletus at $10 an ounce."As the conformity of the postwar era took hold, getting high on marijuana and other drugs emerged as a symbol of the counterculture, with Jack Kerouac and the rest of the Beat Generation singing pot's praises. On the occasion of “Legalization Day,” Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, when Washington’s new law takes effect, AP takes a look back at the cultural and legal status of the “evil weed” in American history. (AP Photo/File)