LESSONS LEARNED AFTER 4 YEARS OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), October 2016
In the wake of multimillion-dollar political campaigns funded with out-of-state money, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana in November 2012. Though it would take more than a year to set up retail stores, personal use (CO, WA) and home cultivation (in CO, which includes giving away of up to six plants) were almost immediately legalized after the vote.
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