Will marijuana follow the path blazed by gay marriage?

At midnight, celebrators in Colorado raise their joints in the air as recreational marijuana is legalized. The path is mirroring that of same-sex marriage. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post/Getty Images)

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Will marijuana follow the path blazed by gay marriage?

Is marijuana the next gay marriage?The grassroots efforts to legalize recreational marijuana has a lot in common with the successful push to recognize same-sex marriage.Consider:• Both are positions which were outside the mainstream for decades but which have recently found support from a majority of Americans.• Members of Congress have mostly ignored both issues while activists push for change at the state level.• More liberal states in the Northeast and West are moving more quickly on the issue, while states …

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