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New map of United States pot laws

The Cannabist has a map showing the legal status of marijuana in the United States. In Tuesday's election, voters in California, Nevada, and Massachusetts made recreational pot legal, joining Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington D.C. Maine's measure to legalize weed pass very narrowly 50.2 to 49.8 percent. Opponents are calling for a recount.

Several states also had medical marijuana measures on the ballot. After Tuesday's elections, there are now 28 states that allow people to use pot for medicinal purposes.

Marijuana is illegal under federal law. President Elect Trump has said in interviews that states should be allowed to decide for themselves about pot, but if Chris Christie (an avowed marijuana foe) is appointed U.S. Attorney General, all bets are off.