before 1933, alcohol was illegal on the federal level. There was a constitutional amendment prohibiting alcohol and yet states took the lead and violated federal law. Colorado and a few other states legalized alcohol was it was still against federal law. It was only 1 year after Colorado legalized alcohol when federal alcohol prohibition was repealed. Its now half way through 2013 and marijuana remains in schedule 1. This is after two states (Colorado and Washington) legalized marijuana in the 2012 November election on the state level by the voters! Why wont the feds listen to the voters who want marijuana legalized? Whats taking so long?