2013’s highlights on road to legal marijuana

The year began shortly after Colorado and Washington altered the drug-policy landscape by legalizing weed the previous November. At the start of 2013, both states got down to writing rules to implement the will of the voters. By year’s end, both states had created a framework for regulating the commercial production, processing and selling of recreational marijuana. Along the way, milestones occurred here in Washington and as far away as Uruguay.