In Colorado, weed is more popular than President Barack Obama.
More people voted for Amendment 64 -- which legalizes and regulates recreational use of marijuana -- than voted for the president.
As of Wednesday afternoon, with 94 percent of precincts reporting their results, 1,289,748 votes in favor of Amendment 64 had been tallied. Obama received 1,236,458 votes, 53,290 fewer than the amendment.
After the amendment passed on Tuesday evening, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, cautioned Coloradans not to celebrate just yet.
“The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will," Hickenlooper, who opposed the amendment, said in a statement on his website. "This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly..."
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