But Corry quickly added that the federal marijuana approach will ultimately decide the question.
"Let's face it: the federal government is a fearsome force. They have the guns, they have the jails, they have the power," he said.
Associated Press reporters P. Solomon Banda in Denver, Manuel Valdes in Seattle and Pete Yost in Washington contributed to this report.
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