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Colorado, Washington legalize marijuana

States are first in the country to allow possession and sale of pot for recreational use

Two Western states have become the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Yesterday, voters in Colorado and Washington passed initiatives to allow the possession and sale of pot for recreational use. Pro-legalization groups, such as NORML, hailed the votes as a victory, saying in a press release that “the significance of these events cannot be understated.” The Drug Policy Alliance said the outcome reflects increased national support for liberalized marijuana laws and cited a 2011 Gallup poll finding that half of Americans favored making pot legal.

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