Washington votes to legalise ganja
- Published: 7 Nov 2012 at 13.50
- Online news:
Voters in Washington have approved the legalisation of marijuana for recreational use, making it the first US state to decriminalise personal use of the popular, but illegal, drug.
The change, known as Initiative 502, was being approved by 55.5 percent to 44.5 percent with half of the ballots counted, according to news reports on the web.
When passed, it would allow people aged 21 years or older to buy up to one ounce (28 grammes) of marijuana from a licensed retailer.
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