In NNY on December 6, marijuana is the evil weed...a gateway drug...something you can be cuffed and stuffed for and something the authorties can hold press conferences over when they sieze a couple dozen plants in the Town of New Bremen or under some grow lights in someone's basement.
In NNY the prohibition on marijuana continues while across the continent in Washington State the demon weed is legal and police in Seattle are putting out a guide to the legal use of it.
Unknown is whether the US Justice Department will try to put a damper on all this, but I don't think so as President Obama has an evolving view on the war on drugs such as he did on same sex marriage.
Of course in Washington there are the caveats..You have to be 21, but that will fail as mightily as the 21 year old drinking age. There are limits on the amount you can have and the means of selling weed in regulated stores is still a year off.
Washington is one of two states to effectively end the prohibition on marijuana and these chinks in the armor of the War on Drugs will be interesting to watch.
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