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Washington, Colorado bars test limits of legal pot laws

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Jeff Call, owner of the Stonegate pizza-and-rum bar, poses for a photo in front of his business, Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Tacoma, Wash. Call charges patrons a small fee to become a member of the private second-floor club in the lounge area upstairs, which allows ývaporizingţ marijuana, a method that involves heating the marijuana without burning it. Last fall, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana use for adults over 21.

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John Connelly, left, exhales after inhaling marijuana vapor just after midnight Saturday, March 2, 2013, with the help of bar worker Jenae DeCampo, right, in the upstairs lounge area of Stonegate, a pizza-and-rum bar in Tacoma, Wash. Owner Jeff Call charges patrons a small fee to become a member of the private second-floor club, which prohibits smoking marijuana, but does permit ývaporizing,ţ a method that involves heating the marijuana without burning it. Last fall, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana use for adults over 21.

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Stonegate bar in Washinton is one of a tiny number of bars, cafes and private clubs catering to the stoner class in Washington and Colorado since voters last fall made them the first states to legalize marijuana for adults over 21. Both states bar the public use of marijuana -- which typically would include bars and restaurants -- and most bars are steering clear of allowing pot use at least until officials come up with rules for the new weed industry.
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    • Jeff Call, owner of the Stonegate pizza-and-rum bar, poses for a photo in front of his business, Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Tacoma, Wash. Call charges patrons a small fee to become a member of the private second-floor club in the lounge area upstairs, which allows ývaporizingţ marijuana, a method that involves heating the marijuana without burning it. Last fall, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana use for adults over 21.
    • John Connelly, left, exhales after inhaling marijuana vapor just after midnight Saturday, March 2, 2013, with the help of bar worker Jenae DeCampo, right, in the upstairs lounge area of Stonegate, a pizza-and-rum bar in Tacoma, Wash. Owner Jeff Call charges patrons a small fee to become a member of the private second-floor club, which prohibits smoking marijuana, but does permit ývaporizing,ţ a method that involves heating the marijuana without burning it. Last fall, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana use for adults over 21.
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