Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
This is incorrect.
They legalized it, which is very different from decriminalizing it. Decriminalizing it means that it is still subject to civil penalties/fines/tickets. In other words, you can still get a ticket from a cop if he sees you smoking a joint. Legalizing means you can smoke a joint legally and without the danger of receiving a ticket or being arrested, etc.
Colorado legalized it.
Do you believe that the referendum created a legal right to smoke weed? A protected, enforceable, legal right to smoke weed?