2012 CE
Washington state and Colorado legalize cannabis for recreational use

In a historic vote, Washington state and Colorado pass ballot initiatives to legalize cannabis for recreational use, a significant victory for the legalization movement in the United States. The substance remains illegal at the federal level, creating a discrepancy between federal and state level cannabis policies. 

Source: Kleiman, M. A. (2015). Legal Commercial Cannabis Sales in CO & WA. Ctr for 21st Cent Security.

Drugs: Cannabis (marijuana)
Regions: USA (United States of America)
Topics: Taxation and regulation