People living in Snowflake, Arizona, got an awe-inspiring surprise over the weekend. Early Friday morning, citizens of the small town woke up to a bright purple sky and a view you’d typically only get at the North Pole or maybe after smoking purple weed.
Navajo County, where Snowflake is located, uploaded a stunning photo taken by resident Cara Smith to its Facebook page, showing the incredible shades of pink and purple across the clouds in the sky.
The Spectacular Purple Glow
The most amazing part was that the UV lights from a nearby medical marijuana farm caused the mega-light show. Thick clouds and a snowy white blanket enhanced the glow even more, giving this little town a magical morning.
Purple glow from UV lights at Copperstate Farms and snow clouds, the post explained.
According to the Facebook post, the purple glow from Copperstate Farms was visible for miles.
Legal Status of Marijuana in Arizona
Arizona legalized medical marijuana in 2010 with a slim majority of 50.1% (Proposition 203). The state also tried to legalize recreational weed in 2016 but failed with 48.7% of the vote.
A new attempt at making weed completely legal is apparently in the works for this year. Let’s hope it passes so people can adequately enjoy the purple glow in the sky next time.