Adults in Washington state will be able to smoke marijuana legally when it is officially decriminalized Thursday, even though the U.S. Justice Department has offered no guidance on the conflict with federal drug laws, the Washington Post reports. Prosecutors have begun dismissing hundreds of misdemeanor marijuana cases and police are being retrained to arrest drivers who are high and allow adults to light up in their homes.
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