Voters approve I-502 legalizing marijuana

Washington state voters made history Tuesday by legalizing the recreational use of marijuana
The Seattle Times (US)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Washington enthusiastically leapt into history Tuesday, becoming the first state, with Colorado, to reject federal drug-control policy and legalize recreational marijuana use. Initiative 502 was winning 55 to 45 percent, with support from more than half of Washington's counties, rural and urban. The vote puts Washington and Colorado to the left of the Netherlands on marijuana law, and makes them the nexus of a new social experiment with uncertain consequences.