Though Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use, it's still against federal law. And the most prominent advocates of legalizing the drug nationwide, Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank, are both retiring from Congress. Who will light up the issue going forward?
Paul, the libertarian-leaning Texas Republican, and Frank, a far-left Democrat from Massachusetts, made for an unlikely political pairing. But they co-sponsored legislation, the "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011". That would head off the kind of federal-state standoff over pot that's almost inevitable in Colorado and Washington.