Thursday, November 22, 2012

More news about U.S. elections

In the recent elections, the states of Washington and Colorado held referendums about legalizing some use of marijuana (or "pot"). In Colorado, marijuana even got more votes than Obama. The success of marijuana in state elections presents a challenge to the Obama administration which must now decide whether to enforce federal legislation which makes the drug illegal. NPR's Morning Edition of Nov. 20 has a story about this example of legal problems caused in the U.S. by its federal system. 4 min 6 sec, transcript available