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July 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Photos: 9 not-to-miss moments at Washington pot store openings

It was a day of celebration for pot users, claustrophobia for the media and victory for key figures in legalizing pot.

1 When Deborah Greene, 65, camped out overnight to be first in line to buy pot

Deborah Greene, 65, a retired grandparent, is the first in line to buy legal marijuana at Cannabis City, which opens at "high noon" on Tuesday. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Deborah Greene, 65, a retired grandparent, was the first in line to buy legal marijuana at Seattle’s Cannabis City, which openedĀ at “high noon” on Tuesday. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

2 When a couple who never thought they'd see gay marriage, or pot, be legal, bought two grams

3 When Cale Holdsworth bought what might have been the first legal, recreation pot sold in Washington

Just past 8 am.., Cale Holdsworth, from Kansas, raises his arms with the first purchase of legal pot at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Wash.

Just past 8 a.m., Cale Holdsworth, from Kansas, raises his arms with the first purchase of legal pot at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Wash.

4 When Subway capitalized on pot buyers

5 When Damien Tillman paid $200 to get the fifth spot in line at Seattle's Cannabis City

6 When the media horde surrounded Alison Holcomb, the legalization initiative's architect

Alison Holcomb addresses the croud outside of Cannabis City minutes before opening to the public--King County's first pot store to open. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Alison Holcomb addresses the croud outside of Cannabis City minutes before opening to the public–King County’s first pot store to open.
(Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

7 When Cannabis City owner James Lathrop "freed the weed"

8 When City Attorney Pete Holmes bought pot for "personal enjoyment when it's appropriate"

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes coming out of Cannabis City with his purchase. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes leavesĀ Cannabis City with his purchase. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

9 When Deborah Greene, who waited overnight at Cannabis City, bought her first legal pot

First in line to buy pot in King County, Deborah Greene, 65 of Seattle shows off her purchase--two bags, one containing 4 grams of O.G. Kush, the other, 4 grams of Sweet Lafayette.  The pot cost $40 for two grams. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

First in line to buy pot in King County, Deborah Greene, 65 of Seattle shows off her purchase–two bags, one containing 4 grams of O.G. Kush, the other, 4 grams of Sweet Lafayette. The pot cost $40 for two grams. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

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