States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana

Sep 3, 2013 by

With some states already framing how marijuana will be regulated and taxed for adult consumption, it is just a matter of time before other states follow suit.

Colorado and Washington are now on the brink of legalizing marijuana as the Attorney General has given a nod to the states’ initiatives nine months after they’ve been passed. But the two states are going slow, since possession of marijuana is still illegal on the federal level. Of utmost concern is that it is strictly regulated and the rules enforced for possession of marijuana and its use to avoid any blowback in the future. Once the necessary framework is in place, it will not be long before other states consider their own marijuana legalization initiatives

The movement to legalize marijuana aside from medical use has been gaining ground in the last few years, with many voters in favor of it. This could mean that politicians hoping to garner the liberal and youth vote for 2014 may be putting it up for ballots. Some of the states where the voting public is heavily leaning towards legalizing cannabis and which in fact has mostly decriminalized the possession of marijuana for medical or recreational use include:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

If Colorado and Washington do it right, it could mean that the federal government will withdraw its objection to legalizing marijuana for non-medical use.

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