Colorado and Washington voters approved legalizing marijuana:

Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, setting up a showdown with federal authorities over the enforcement of national drug laws.

With 63 percent of the vote counted, Colorado’s Amendment 64 was leading by a margin of 54 to 46 percent. Washington’s Initiative 502 was declared victorious shortly after the polls closed, while a third legalization measure in Oregon appeared poised to go down to defeat.

That showdown with the federal government should be interesting.

Okay, one other bright spot: The firearms industry should enjoy continued good health for a while.