Pot, gays, and governors

The undercard races that could change your life

Marc Ambinder

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are the headliners, but the rest of the card is pretty interesting too.

Three states have initiatives that would decriminalize the casual use of marijuana — Oregon, Washington, and Colorado. The language of each measure violates federal law, which takes precedence; will Romney/Obama's Justice Department enforce the law? Or will the first state to actively legalize recreational use open the door to a new way of dealing with drugs? NB: Washington state's measure has the best chance of passing.

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