Article Photos: Strategy, timing key to states' pot legalization 12/18

In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 photo, travel guide author and marijuana legalization supporter Rick Steves holds a campaign sign in his office in Edmonds, Wash next to a door covered with marijuana leaf-shaped notes from his staff congratulating him on the passage of a referendum legalizing marijuana in the state. In the late-1980s heyday of the "Just Say No" campaign, a man calling himself âJerryâ appeared on a Seattle radio stationâs midday talk show, using a pseudonym because he was a businessman, afraid of what his customers would think if they heard him criticizing U.S. marijuana laws. A quarter century later, "Jerry" had no problem using his real name - Rick Steves - as one of the main forces behind Washingtonâs successful ballot measure to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for adults over 21. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)