Let's start off this post with a quote from Governor Hickenlooper:

The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly.

Even though Colorado has now "legalized" it, it will take several months or maybe even a year until it goes into effect. Parts of the amendment that relate to individual behavior will go into effect as soon as Hickenlooper certifies the results of the vote.

Under Amendment 64, marijuana is taxed and regulated similar to alcohol and tobacco. It gives state and local governments the ability to control and tax the sale of small amounts of marijuana to adults age 21 and older. The big unknown still is if the federal government will allow a regulated marijuana market to take shape.

President Obama could also still impose poser and revoke this amendment. Yes, it passed but it is going to be awhile until it goes into effect and just because it is "legal' here doesn't mean that it is "ok". It is still a federal law meaning it can still hinder you from getting a job.

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