Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Americans Don't Want Feds to Interfere with State Pot Laws

According to latest poll

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Colorado's new marijuana law became official Monday, and most Americans say the state should have the right to decide its own marijuana policy, polling shows.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) had opposed his state's measure to legalize marijuana, but as he officially signed it into law, he said that Colorado agencies would begin working immediately to implement the changes. "Voters were loud and clear on Election Day," he said.

The rest of the country apparently agrees with him. A third of adults nationally said the federal government should take steps to enforce anti-marijuana laws even in states where marijuana is legal, but 64 percent said the federal government shouldn't step in, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.