Colorado and Washington made drug-law history Tuesday when voters in both states approved measures to legalize and control recreational marijuana use.
Voters in Oregon rejected a similar measure.
Concerns were raised in both Washington and Colorado that the new laws would set up a confrontation with federal authorities. Federal law prohibits the use of marijuana, even for medicinal purposes.
Voters in Massachusetts approved the legalization of medical marijuana but the Arkansas electorate turned down a similar bill.
Montana voters were considering overturning strict restrictions on the use of medical marijuana.
Read more about the provisions of each measure at NCSL’s Ballot Measures Database.