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Will marijuana follow the path blazed by gay marriage?

By Amber Phillips, Digital First Media

POSTED:   01/02/2014 07:17:41 AM MST | 

s marijuana the next gay marriage?

The grassroots efforts to legalize recreational marijuana has a lot in common with the successful push to recognize same-sex marriage.

Consider:

• Both are positions which were outside the mainstream for decades but which have recently found support from a majority of Americans.

• Members of Congress have mostly ignored both issues while activists push for change at the state level.

• More liberal states in the Northeast and West are moving more quickly on the issue, while states in the Midwest and South stick to tradition.

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado and Washington, and supporters are hoping to pass ballot measures in states like California, Arizona and Alaska, among other western and northeastern states. 


Read more: Will marijuana follow the path blazed by gay marriage? - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_24832292/will-marijuana-follow-path-blazed-by-gay-marriage#ixzz2pFhi9nL3 

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