Federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don't break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed the now-approved ballot measures that made Colorado and Washington the first states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed the now-approved ballot measures that made Colorado and Washington the first states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use.

Caroline Cournoyer is GOVERNING's senior web editor.