Nine Signs That Pot Legalization Is Coming Soon

After years of a failed war on drugs, the tide has turned against pot prohibition

Mainstream politicians are coming out against the 'war on drugs' approach
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Mainstream politicians are coming out against the 'war on drugs' approach

Three states' governors – Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, Christine Gregoire of Washington and Pete Shumlin of Vermont – filed a petition with the federal government last year to reclassify marijuana to allow for medical use. This year, Chafee, a Republican, signed a law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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