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posted: 10/13/2013 7:23 AM

Legal-marijuana trend spreading in the West

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  • An American flag flies atop the stage at the first day of Hempfest on Aug. 16 in Seattle. Thousands packed the Seattle waterfront park for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival -- an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall.

      An American flag flies atop the stage at the first day of Hempfest on Aug. 16 in Seattle. Thousands packed the Seattle waterfront park for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival -- an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall.
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Voter support for legal marijuana in washington and colorado is spurring similar campaigns in california and three other states that together may bring pot within lawful reach of almost one in five americans. "because of colorado and washington, it's created a cannabis tidal wave across the country," mike jolson, 45, a legalization activist in santa cruz, california, said.

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