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Conservatives joining the push to legalize marijuana

Votes upcoming in Colo., Oregon, Washington state

DENVER — It’s not all hippies backing November’s marijuana legalization votes in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

Appealing to Western individualism and a mistrust of federal government, activists have lined up some prominent conservatives, including onetime presidential hopefuls Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson, a Republican-turned-Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico governor.

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