The sweet smell of marijuana has been in the air here, from Teddy Bear Cove to the top of Sehome Hill, since college and high school students and counterculture types took to smoking cannabis in the late 1960s.

A very different crowd gathered Friday night at a home in the affluent Edgemoor neighborhood.  Civic leaders, political types and lawyers were raising money for Initiative 502, which would legalize and regulate the growing and sale of marijuana to adults.