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This Year's Election Cycle May Go to Pot

By October 30, 2012

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...and it's about time. Four state marijuana-law reform referenda are on the ballot next Tuesday, and at least three of them stand a good chance of passing. As The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf puts it:

Voters in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington will decide on election day whether to legalize marijuana in their states. All three initiatives have a chance of passing, and two are ahead in polls. In Massachusetts and Arkansas, voters may legalize medical marijuana. And last year, a Gallup poll found that a majority of American voters supported legalizing marijuana for the first time.


Marijuana criminalization is a relatively new thing, but marijuana use has been well-documented, even in ancient history. Next Tuesday, let's do the Scythians proud and take another step towards ending the disastrous War on Drugs.

Related: Why Marijuana is Illegal


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