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The man comes around: Feds abide legal pot

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SEATTLE — For generations, pot crusaders have called for an end to the nation’s prohibition of marijuana, citing everything from what they say are the government’s exaggerated claims about its dangers to the racial disparities in who gets busted for drug possession.

Now, they will get their chance in Colorado and Washington to show that legalizing pot is better, less costly and more humane than the last 75 years of prohibition — all with the federal government’s blessing.

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