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Ballot Initiatives See Advocates of Marijuana, Gay Rights Gain Ground

Analysts say the results of this week's U.S. state ballot measures indicate Americans are feeling more at ease about accepting a limited use of marijuana.   Voters in the northeastern city of Portland, Maine voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.   Meanwhile, in three cities in Michigan, voters approved measures offering some legal protection to users of small amounts of the drug.   In Colorado, voters legalized recreational marijuana last year. This time ...

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