Pot legal Dec. 6, 'jury is out on what happens' after that

Possession of small amounts of marijuana becomes legal on Dec. 6 in Washington thanks to Initiative 502. But will the feds stop the state from licensing stores to sell it?
The Seattle Times (US)
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Washington's grand social experiment with marijuana legalization begins Dec. 6 with a simple step: On that date, it is legal to have an ounce of the stuff, and there is little the federal government can do about it. But how the state takes the next big step — transforming the marijuana black market into a closed, regulated and taxed marketplace — is unclear. And the federal government didn't help clarify its potential response on Wednesday. (See also: I-502 Fact Sheet from ACLU )