The Past, Present and Potential Future of Marijuana Legalization

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

On November 6, 2012, voters in two states broke new ground by passing referenda that made recreational use of marijuana legal under state law.  These victories followed a string of electoral setbacks for legalization ballot efforts, and, along with more recent wins in Oregon and Washington, DC, merit careful analysis of what has changed in this debate and what the future of marijuana legalization could look like.