Nine Signs That Pot Legalization Is Coming Soon

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

Mainstream US pols are coming out against the “war on drugs” approach
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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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