Want to use marijuana at home? Move to Colorado, or Washington state.
Those states passed historic ballot measures Tuesday (November 6) that allow use and possession of marijuana at home for recreational purposes.
In Washington, as of December 6, it will no longer be illegal for adults 21 and over to possess an ounce of marijuana. A new "drugged driving" law for marijuana impairment also begins then, according to the Seattle Times.
Also, it begins a lengthy process for Washington authorities to set rules for heavily taxed and regulated sales at state-licensed marijuana stores, which are estimated to raise $1.9 billion in new revenue over five years.
In Colorado, the amendment will allow people 21 and older to purchase up to one ounce of the drug at specially regulated retail stores, according to the Denver Post. Possession would be legal, but not public use. Adults could grow up to six marijuana plants at home.
In Colorado, local governments still could ban marijuana sales, and employers could still bar employees from using it
Both state measures are at odds with current federal law, and could face legal challenges from the U.S. government.
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