Oregon, Alaska, D.C. voters to weigh legal marijuana in November (Reuters)

By ANDY SULLIVAN | October 29, 2014

Canvassers leave flyers on their routes to drum up support for Oregon's Measure 91, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon October 28, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

Canvassers leave flyers on their routes to drum up support for Oregon’s Measure 91, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon October 28, 2014.
Credit: REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

Voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states will decide in the Nov. 4 elections whether to legalize marijuana, pushing closer to the mainstream a notion that was once consigned to the political fringe.

Ballot initiatives in Oregon and Alaska would set up a network of regulated pot stores, similar to those already operating in Colorado and Washington state. A measure in the District of Columbia would allow possession but not retail sales.

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