Colorado and Washington Allow Non-Medical Pot Use
Medical marijuana has been legal in a number of states for years. Another state – Massachusetts – legalized medical pot tonight, becoming the 18th such state.
But in a historic first, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes today.
As ABC News reports, the Feds will probably quickly challenge the states’ legislation:
Even though the issues have passed, they are likely to meet legal challenges very quickly.
In 2005, the Supreme Court struck down a California law that legalized medical marijuana in the state. The Court said Congress had the power to criminalize marijuana under the Commerce Clause.