These states have high hopes

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - December 28, 2009

There are at least four states in the country that have introduced measures to legalize and regulate pot sales.

And there are two dozen other states that are at least thinking about doing things like approving the use of pot for medical reasons or decriminalizing possession of small amounts of weed.

All of this is good news for the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, which supports the reform of marijuana laws.

Executive director Ethan Nadelmann says so far this "is far and away the most active year" they've ever seen.

Nadelmann says while there likely won't be a flurry of action toward legalization soon, the mere fact that people are talking about it helpful.

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