Two western U.S. states, Colorado and Washington, voted to legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana, putting both states at odds with federal law, which treats pot as illegal. In Washington, I-502 establishes licensed marijuana growers, processors, and retail stores where those over age 21 can purchase up to an ounce of the drug. The new law is similar in Colorado, where Amendment 64 makes it legal for businesses to sell and individuals to possess marijuana.
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