Smoking weed is now legal in Colorado and Washington state. So what do the feds do?

Apparently California isn't always ahead of the curve when it comes to social progress.

Two years ago, voters in the Golden State rejected a measure that would have legalized marijuana under state law. However, last night in Colorado and in Washington state, the people voted to legalize it.

But what does this really mean? The fact is that for more than a decade, the federal government has cracked down on some aspects of medical marijuana in California, and still lists pot as a Schedule One drug.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed the measure, said, "The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This is a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don't break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly."

Legalizing marijuana did fail in Oregon.