The Social Issues We're Sure to See in 2013

2012 set the stage for some promising social overhauls to take place in 2013. We’ve outlined the issues that are most likely to get lots of attention in 2013 and, after years of conversation, why this year is the time to act on each of them. We’re not saying that each and every one of these will find a conclusive resolution by 2014, but there’s never been a better time to act than — you guessed it — now.


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    Seventeen states have already legalized medicinal marijuana, but the 2012 election brought voters in five states to the polls to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. Of these five states, Colo., Wash., and Mass. now allow the use the recreational marijuana in a way similar to alcohol.

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