It has been a big year for the marijuana movement, as Colorado and Washington prepared for legalization to take effect in 2014. Legalization advocates have seen tremendous success both at the ballot box and in public opinion. In a recent op-ed for CNN, I review some of those successes from 2013 and previews what the next year will hold for marijuana legalization.
The successes in the movement will generate greater enthusiasm and build more influential interest groups. However, the experience of legalization in Colorado and Washington will likely influence the future of the movement in dramatic ways.
Click through to read my CNN op-ed “2014, a make or break year for legal pot.”