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Nov 7, 2012 7:43 AM by AP/CS

Legalizing Marijuana in 2 States

DENVER (AP) - Voters in two Western states are high on pot. Ballot measures to legalize the illegal weed have been approved in Colorado and Washington state. But Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper cautions the pot backers not to get too excited.

The Democrat opposed the measure and notes marijuana still remains illegal under federal law. He says "don't break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly." Voters in Oregon are a little out of joint over the prospect of legal pot.

They rejected a measure that called for regulating marijuana in a way similar to booze.

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