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Historic Marijuana Vote Pits States Against US Governmenti
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Jeff Swicord
November 16, 2012 9:44 PM
Federal officials have been mostly mute on ballot initiatives legalizing marijuana in the election on November 6. Laws passed in Colorado and Washington will take time to implement. State legislatures must determine the rules for sales, distribution and taxation. VOA's Jeff Swicord reports that former federal drug officials say the ballot initiatives, which contradict federal law, will be short lived.

Historic Marijuana Vote Pits States Against US Government

Jeff Swicord

Published November 16, 2012

Federal officials have been mostly mute on ballot initiatives legalizing marijuana in the election on November 6. Laws passed in Colorado and Washington will take time to implement. State legislatures must determine the rules for sales, distribution and taxation. VOA's Jeff Swicord reports that former federal drug officials say the ballot initiatives, which contradict federal law, will be short lived.