Pot And Beer On State Ballots This Election Day

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Having legalized marijuana, Colorado votes whether to impose a 25 percent tax. Portland, Maine, will decide whether to legalize pot. And Hyde Park, Utah, voters will decide whether to allow beer sales.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

This Election Day is a moment of reckoning for controlled substances. Having legalized marijuana, Colorado votes whether to impose a 25 percent tax. For a while there opponents were building support by handing out free joints. Portland, Maine will decide whether to legalize pot. And Hyde Park, Utah votes on a different substance. Nationwide Prohibition ended in the '30s but remains in Hyde Park, which is deciding whether to allow beer.

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