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Beyond Pot Legalization: Stopping the War on Drugs

With Colorado and Washington passing laws to make marijuana legal (the initiative failed in Oregon), backers of saner drug laws have to be celebrating as the nation moves a step closer to the day when hundreds of thousands of Americans annually won't be needlessly turned into felons. But even in states with pot laws still on the books, there is a relatively simple way we can quit filling our nation's prisons: Jury ification. During Prohibition there were large pockets of […]

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Colorado and Washington legalize marijuana

Smoking marijuana for recreational purposes will be legal in Colorado and Washington, following passage of history-making state ballot initiatives last night. The two states were among six where referendums on marijuana use were on the ballot. Under the measures in Colorado and Washington, those 21 years of age and older will be allowed to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana. Colorado's Amendment 64 passed with 54 percent of the vote, and Washington's Initiative 502 garnered 55 percent. However, a […]