2 states have legalized recreational marijuana use
Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana election night.These decisions on ballot initiatives will shape state-level policy on recreational use.

The Colorado measure has sparked a national debate about marijuana policy, with supporters pushing for the federal government to end marijuana prohibition nationwide.
The measure states adults over 21 can possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, or six marijuana plants, for personal use.

Washington State, Initiative 502, will legalize and regulate the production, possession and distribution of marijuana for residents age 21 and older.