Elected officials take notice: support for drug policy reform, and even legalizing marijuana, is no detriment on the campaign trail -- and in fact it can be a key asset to electoral success. Last night The Colbert Report picked up on a trend that has bubbled up in the past year -- candidates are winning elections by supporting drug policy reform. A growing chorus of political insiders are saying that President Obama could utilize marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in Colorado and Washington to turn out his base -- similar to the way Republicans used same-sex marriage bans to help George W. Bush win reelection in 2004.
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