The election on Tuesday decided more than just the presidential and Congressional races. Voters in Colorado, Washington and Massachusetts also approved measures that loosened the marijuana laws in their states, with the drug becoming essentially legal for recreational use under state law in Colorado and Washington, and legal for medicinal use in Massachusetts.
That's right, it's finally legal (to a point).
Dave Meiler with the Marijuana Policy Project says it is "definitely a turning point in the war. It's showed the masses that people really do want normalized marijuana laws and are prepared to move this industry forward."
Marijuana policy was on six statewide ballots this week. Recreational use was the issue in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, while Arkansas and Massachusetts voters considered approving the drug for medicinal use. Montana voters struck down a measure that would have revived its previous medical marijuana program, and local voters in Palo Alto and San Diego,Read More »from High There: Potheads Eyed as Big Business