Marijuana Legalisation USA

Over the past few years a number of states in America has been legalising marijuana.

en states and the District of Columbia have legalised weed for both medical and recreational use. Of this group, Vermont is the only state to have legalised marijuana for recreational use through its legislature (Vermont’s law goes into effect on July 1). The rest legalised weed through a voter referendum.

Some of the states have yet to set up a market for purchasing marijuana. Vermont, for example, allows adults 21 and over to possess and grow their own stash, but you can’t sell your goods for non-medical use. In Washington, D.C., you can smoke, possess, and gift marijuana, but you can’t legally buy or sell it. On the other hand, Washington and Colorado are homes to a booming marijuana industry that brings in a significant amount of tax dollars ($315 million and $247 million in 2017). Here are all the places where recreational weed is allowed:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Washington D.C.


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