Washington State legalizes recreational marijuana use
The state of Washington has legalized recreational use of marijuana.
This is amazing! Pot-users rejoice!
From Courier Journal:
Washington voters made their state the first in the nation to legalize recreational pot use on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with a federal government that backs the drug’s prohibition.
A related measure was expected to pass in Colorado, but in Oregon results remain uncertain.
The measure sets up a system of state-licensed marijuana growers, processors and retail stores, where adults over 21 can buy up to an ounce. It also establishes a standard blood test limit for driving under the influence.
Legalization could help bring in hundreds of millions of dollars a year in pot taxes, reduce small-time pot-related arrests and give supporters a chance to show whether decriminalization is a viable strategy in the war on drugs.