november 5 elections were not only about Obama. al jazeera http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/11/201211772619111984.html reports results on drug policy: The marijuana measures in Colorado and Washington set up a showdown with the federal government, which still outlaws the drug.
Colorado’s Amendment 64 will allow adults over 21 to possess up to 28 grams of marijuana, though using the drug publicly would still be banned.
The amendment would also allow people to grow up to six marijuana plants in a private, secure area.
Washington’s measure establishes a system of state-licensed marijuana growers, processors and retail stores, where adults can buy up to 28 marijuana grams. It also establishes a standard blood test limit for driving under the influence.
The Washington measure was notable for its sponsors and supporters, who ranged from public health experts and wealthy high-tech executives to two of the Justice Department’s top former officials in Seattle, lawyers John McKay and Kate Pflaumer ...Zum vollständigen Artikel