In 2010 California had its chance to become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana, medical or not. Proposition 19 was voted down.
Tonight it appears that Colorado voters have done what otherwise liberal Californians could not: Legalize pot for recreational use.
That state's constitutional amendment ...
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... was running 53 percent in favor, 47 against. Backers declared victory.
Of course, with the federal government continuing to argue that pot isn't legal -- regardless of what states do -- it will be remain to be seen if Colorado citizens will truly be free to smoke 'em if they got 'em.
Read more about the passage of Amendment 64 at our sister publication Westword.