CNNVoters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory ever for the legalization movement. “The significance of these events cannot be understated,” said NORML, a pro-legalization organization, in a news release. “Tonight, for the first time in history, two states have legalized and regulated the adult use and sale of cannabis.” But in many ways, it’s just the beginning of the battle. Marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, which overrules states’ rights. “The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, in a statement. “This is a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug ,so don’t break out the Cheetos or goldfish too quickly.” The voter approval of legal weed in Colorado and Washington could lead to a Supreme Court battle with the federal government, according to Jeffrey Miron, senior lecturer of economics at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, where he has conducted economic studies on nationwide drug legalization. “[The feds] will do whatever they can to interfere with marijuana legalization in any state,” said Miron on Tuesday, before the initiatives passed.

First of all, Colorado Gov. John Hicklenlooper, that Cheetos and goldfish joke is worn and hacky. Wheat Thins are and always has been the snack of choice.

Going to be an interesting couple of years to see how exactly the states plan to enforce their new ruling. What will the packaging look like? What sizes/strengths/flavors will it be sold in? How will the states battle the feds in the coming years? Many folks may not remember, but back in 2008 Obama promised to not waste time messing with California dispensaries even though they violate Federal law, but less than a year later the same weed store raids and arrests were being made. Think Barry is a little cooler towards the nugget industry in his second term?

Also: I can see Denver “Nuggets” jerseys selling out pretty quickly. Especially with all the new Amsterdam-like marijuana tourism they’re about to get.

Nothing to see here but Lavoy Allen putting the smooth Twitter game on Stacey Dash of Clueless and That One Kanye Video From A Long Time Ago fame.

And somebody needs to conduct a legit political interview with Spencer Hawes and I think that somebody is me. Pretty sure nobody has enough combined political insight and sports knowledge to conduct that 1-on-1 like I would. Now is probably the best time, too, since the crushing realization of Obama’s second term and an ever-inflating deficit is still fresh in his mind. Get at me, Spence.

Also…

PFTAccording to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com, right tackle Todd Herremans could be done for the year after suffering a foot injury on Monday night against the Saints. “It’s not good,” one team official told Frank. “It doesn’t look good at all. We’re still waiting for [more test results], but it looks bad.”

…the Eagles are even more fucked than previously thought. Michael Vick may seriously lose his life if he has to play half a season more with Karl Malone’s unacknowledged mistake guarding his blind side.