Originally posted by Inactive UserWashington appears ready to become one of the first states in the country to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Initiative 502 led 56 percent to 44 percent in initial vote counts, with overwhelming support in King County, and was passing in other urban Puget Sound counties Pierce, Spokane and other counties.
If the results hold, one ounce of marijuana will be legal as of Dec. 6, and the state will begin a year-long process of creating a closed, tightly regulated and heavily taxed market for recreational marijuana sales at state-licensed retail shops.
Marijuana legalization was also passing in Colorado based on initial vote counts.
Neither state measure affects the federal ban on marijuana, creating a conflict that could potentially be resolved in court.
I've only been living in Washington for 2 months and this Liberal state is amazing, coming from Texas where most white folk are racist and way to Conservative to this state is a blessing.
Gays can get married out here, I can blow my green out in the streets. Life is good