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Colorado and Washington legalized Marijuana recreational pot

Dec 30, 2013 18:18 IST

The two states of United States, Colorado and Washington, became the first to legalize Marijuana recreational pot. The legalisation of Marijuana as a recreational pot in these two US States will become effective from 1 January 2014.

Voters in Colorado and Washington approved recreational pot in 2012. Medical marijuana is legal and regulated in 19 United States and in most of them private consumption of cannabis is not classified as a crime.

image Outside the US, Uruguay also legalized the marijuana recreational pot in 2013.

The market for medical marijuana was huge in 2013 and it is projected to grow in 2014 with recreational pot added in Colorado and Washington.
About Marijuana

Marijuana is a plant containing a psychoactive chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in its leaves, buds and flowers.

Cannabis is also major type of psychoactive chemical, THC.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug by American adults. Marijuana’s effect is less harmful than those of most drugs like alcohol and tobacco.

US marijuana policy is unique among American criminal laws in being enforced so widely and harshly.

 

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