Colorado and Washington legalise marijuana: what it really means

Even if federal authorities allow measures to supersede US law, it will be more than a year before pot goes on sale in either state
The Guardian (UK)
Friday, November 9, 2012

let-me-smokeNo sooner had the voters of Colorado and Washington passed measures to legalise marijuana than the predictions began: visions – both overexcited and apocalyptic – of busloads of stoned tourists turning the states into Rocky mountain or Pacific north-west versions of Amsterdam. However such speculation may be premature. There are a few more hurdles before legally buying and selling marijuana in the US can become reality.