smoke-in

smoke-in

dated An organized event in which a group of people gather to smoke marijuana openly in order to protest laws restricting its sale and use. There used to be an annual smoke-in in this park that brought in people from all over the state, but when they legalized pot last year, the organizers turned into it into a celebratory festival instead.

smoke-in

n. a young people’s public gathering of the 1960s where marijuana was smoked in open defiance of the law. My uncle was at a smoke-in. He says the reporters were getting kids to pose for shots.
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On Day One of the controversial ban, addicts packed out pubs and bars across the country for organised "smoke-ins".
While some smokers marked the brave new dawn with nicotine-fuelled smoke-ins at bars and clubs, Mr McConnell declared: "Scotland will be proud that it has gone smoke-free ahead of any other part of the UK.
Maybe it will lead to small cubicles in dimly-lit rooms set aside for illicit smoke-ins.
Craig Rodwell, a witness to the war in the streets, said in an interview for the documentary Before Stonewall that what was most magical about the Stonewall Riot was that "everything came together that night." Somewhere in the existential depths of that brawl of screaming transvestites were all the freedom rides, the antiwar marches, the sit-ins, the smoke-ins, the be-ins, the consciousness-raising, the bra-burning, the levitation of the Pentagon, the endless meetings and broken hearts.
On Day One of the ban south of the border, addicts packed out pubs and bars across the country for organised "smoke-ins".
Addicts packed out pubs and bars for organised "smoke-ins" while others pledged to fight the new law through the courts.