Marijuana Decision Confronts Colorado Voters

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Marijuana (credit: CBS)

Marijuana (credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana for recreational use has been perhaps the biggest political question facing Colorado voters outside the tight presidential contest. Both questions were far from certain on Election Day.

Twelve years after Colorado voters made marijuana legal for people with certain medical conditions, voters were deciding Tuesday whether to allow pot for recreational use, too.

If approved, the constitutional amendment would set up a direct challenge to federal drug law.

Amendment 64 would allow adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. It also would allow people to grow as many as six marijuana plants in private, secure areas.

Oregon and Washington also were deciding marijuana legalization measures Tuesday.

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