Oregon and Alaska vote to legalise recreational marijuana use

Supporters hail result as boost to campaigns in other states from California to Massachusetts
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

TheGuardianOregon and Alaska have become the latest US states to legalise recreational marijuana in ballots hailed by supporters as evidence that a national change of policy is underway. Voters in both states approved laws which will permit residents over 21 to grow their own marijuana and establish a legal retail trade. The results, which followed the legalisation of recreational marijuana in Washington state and Colorado two years ago, were cheered by national campaigns as evidence of a gathering movement to challenge federal laws banning the drug. (See also: Election 2014: Americans ready to end the War on Drugs)