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Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

Marijuana Legalized in Washington and Colorado

By November 7, 2012

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A landmark in drug history -- according to CNN, both Washington and Colorado states have legalized recreational marijuana use.

The movement to legalize marijuana has gained momentum over the past few years, with proposition 19 coming close to legalizing marijuana in California, but not quite making it. Yet drug decriminalization in Portugal has been reported positively.

The issue of marijuana legalization is not straightforward, and it will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in these states. One thing is for certain -- the tide has turned on public opinion on the social acceptability of drug use.

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