Voters in Colorado and Washington have just approved the recreational use of marijuana. Both states have taken the bold step to regulate marijuana like tobacco and alcohol. It should be remembered that eighteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. There are several other states considering medical marijuana laws. It is readily apparent that acceptance of marijuana use is a growing trend in the United States.
It will be interesting to see how things play out in Colorado and Washington. And it will be interesting to see if other states follow their lead.