Marijuana in California and Colorado: Highs and laws

Jerky progress towards legalisation
03 December 2011
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While it is allowed in some form in 16 states and Washington, DC, Colorado is the leader in trying to make medicinal pot a legitimate business. It has been legal since a voter-approved amendment to the state constitution in 2000, but the for-profit side only took off two years ago after the legislature allowed individual counties and towns more flexibility in interpreting the rules. Over a hundred have done so.

The Economist
Saturday, December 3, 2011