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Recreational Marijuana Ballot Measures Usher In Next Phase in Drug War

(Photo: AP/Rich Pedroncelli) An opponent of California's Proposition 64 holds signs during a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento on October 4. T he five recreational marijuana ballot initiatives that go before voters next month send the clearest signals yet that the country’s ill-fated drug war has entered a new and potentially decisive phase. Legalization questions appear on ballots in five states: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada.
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