Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war

First came marijuana as medicine. Now comes legal pot for the people
The Seattle Times (US)
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

yes-on-i502Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than a costly, failed U.S. drug war have their chance to prove it, as Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow pot for recreational use. While the measures earned support from broad swaths of the electorate in both states, they are likely to face resistance from federal drug warriors. As of Wednesday, authorities did not say whether they would challenge the new laws.