Legalization of recreational marijuana was passed in Colorado and Washington Tuesday, news sources report.
Voters passed the legalization of recreational marijuana and the Colorado's Proposition 64 allows for the possession and business sale of marijuana for anyone over the age of 21. However, the federal law still bans its use, OTUS News reports.
"This is a complicated process, but we intend to follow through," Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said. "That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don't break out the Cheetos or goldfish too quickly." The legalization could lead to a Supreme Court v. federal government battle, CNN Money reports.
Over $1.2 million were provided in contributions and loans by the Marijuana Policy Project, backing the Amendment 64, state records show. The financial aid and political muscle backs the medical-marijuana and legalization campaigns nationwide, the ReporterHerald reports.