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Possible Upcoming Changes in Cannabis Legislation in the United States

The majority of states (27) don’t allow their citizens to create ballot initiatives.

This means that any changes of legislation in these states will have to be born within the legislature. However, polls show that 68% of Americans are for the legalization of marijuana and about 90% support the legalization of medical marijuana – and lawmakers are finally starting to take notice of these facts.

Already this year, two more states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana: New York and Virginia. New Mexico has a bill in place to make the recreational use of cannabis in their state legal, as well, which is expected to go into effect this spring.

Furthermore, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, and many other states throughout the country are drawing cannabis policy reform bills to tweak the laws in favor of legal marijuana use.

Here are possible upcoming changes in cannabis legislation in the United States by state: 

 
  • Connecticut – Plans to legalize and regular cannabis for adults are in place. The bill passed in front of the Judiciary Committee and is headed to the Senate.
  • Delaware – Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place.
  • Florida - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place.
  • Georgia - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place, possibly only for registered voters.
  • Hawaii - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place but will likely not move forward until 2022.
  • Indiana - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are not advancing at this time.
  • Iowa – Plans to legalize adult’s possession of marijuana are in place as well as are plans to legalize and regulate cannabis and expunge convictions.
  • Kansas - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are not advancing at this time.
  • Kentucky - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are not advancing at this time.
  • Louisiana - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for registered voters are in place.
  • Maryland - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are not advancing at this time
  • Minnesota - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place.
  • Mississippi - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are not advancing at this time.
  • Missouri - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for registered voters are in place.
 
  • Nebraska - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for registered voters are in place.
  • New Hampshire - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis possession and cultivation for adults are in place but may not be moving forward at this time.
  • New Jersey – Cannabis was legalized for adults in late 2020. Recent bills to set penalties for minors in possession of cannabis have been signed.
  • New Mexico - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place and will be implemented soon.
  • New York – Cannabis was recently legalized for adults.
  • North Dakota - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are not moving forward at this time.
  • Oklahoma - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are not moving forward at this time.
  • Ohio - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place, including cultivation.
  • Rhode Island - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place.
  • South Carolina - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place but will likely not move forward until 2022.
  • Tennessee – Plans to remove penalties for possession are in place.
  • Texas Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for registered voters are in place.
  • Virginia – Cannabis was recently legalized for adults. West Virginia - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place but will likely not move forward until 2022.
  • Wisconsin - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are in place.
  • Wyoming - Plans to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults are not moving forward at this time.

No matter which state you live in, if cannabis has been legalized, there is a legal buying age of either 18 or 21.

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