Article Photos: As pot goes proper, a history of weed 14/14

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  âLegalization Day,â Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, when Washingtonâs new law takes effect, AP takes a look back at the cultural and legal status of the âevil weedâ in American history. (AP Photo/File)