6th of november 2012 marijuana was legalized for recreational use in colorado and washington state people over the age of 21 can possess up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational use people over the age of 21 can possess up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational use. States that have legalized recreational marijuana hope it leads to jobs and tax revenues colorado, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana in november 2012, reported $247,368,473 in. By 2018, nine states and washington, dc had legalized recreational use of marijuana by adults thirteen additional states have decriminalized marijuana, and a full 30 allow its use in medical treatment. Reported marijuana market size is the median of the reported market size from several studies of marijuana consumption within the united states  estimates taken from media interviews with marijuana producers in the “green triangle” region of california.
Tags cannabis in the united states drug policy of the united states legal history of cannabis in the united states colorado amendment 64 legality of cannabis legality of cannabis by us. Michigan residents vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in november 2018, and several states, including new jersey and new york, might not be far away from legalizing the use of recreational. Nine states and the district of columbia now have legalized small amounts of marijuana for adult recreational use in 2018, vermont became the first state to legalize marijuana for adult use through the legislative process (rather than a ballot initiative) vermont’s law went into effect july 1. Attorney general jeff sessions announced in january the rollback of obama-era guidelines that stopped the federal government from enforcing its anti-marijuana laws in states that have marijuana.
(editor's note: this is part of the united states of weed, a series on the movement to legalize marijuana for recreational use in new jersey, and the potential impact it could have on staten island. All told, more than half of us states have medical marijuana laws on the books, and nine states have legalized certain quantities of marijuana for recreational use as well. The us capitol in washington, dc (ap photo/j scott applewhite) americans support federal bill to shield legal cannabis states: new poll the federal bill query was one of 11 marijuana-related. More than 18 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, until recently marijuana for recreational purposes remained illegal in 2012 colorado and washington legalized the use of recreational marijuana for adults over 21. In colorado, the number of fatal accidents involving marijuana rose by 62 percent since its recreational use was legalized in 2012 when states legalize recreational marijuana, fatalities.
The bill lowers the recreational marijuana possession limits from 6 mature plants to 3 mature plants] maine medical marijuana laws : medical cannabis patients are not subject to the limits of the recreational law and may possess up to 25 oz marijuana and 6 plants. Updated | the legal marijuana market could blaze across the united states in 2018 at least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, with more possibly joining as. Despite what could be considered an unfriendly administration in washington dc, nine states and the district of columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use and 30 allow for medical use. An updated version of this post reflecting data through september 2018 can be found here the share of americans who favor legalizing the use of marijuana continues to increase today, 57% of us adults say the use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal a decade ago.
Recreational marijuana is slowly legalizing across the united states and eventually the world currently, recreational marijuana is legal in colorado, washington, oregon, alaska, california, massachusetts, maine, nevada, and washington dc. Eight states have legalized recreational marijuana use in the united states they are alaska, california, colorado, maine, massachusetts, nevada, oregon and washington washington, dc, also allows the recreational use of marijuana. As of 2018, there are nine states plus the district of columbia in the us in which the recreational use of marijuana is legal or the legalization is planned to be approved soon: alaska.
Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and medical marijuana is legal in 30 states a 2017 gallup poll showed that 64% of americans support legalization oklahoma became the 30th state to. For a few years now americans' have disputed on the legalization of cannabis, also known as marijuana recreational cannabis is legal in four states: oregon, colorado, alaska, and washington state. In november 2012 voters in the states of colorado and washington approved ballot initiatives that legalized marijuana for recreational use two years later, alaska and oregon followed suit. Even utah is considering legalizing marijuana in the november 2018 election let that one sink in for a moment of course, the key is that utah voters will consider legalizing medical marijuana, not recreational support is so high in the united states for medical marijuana that even the measure in utah seems likely to pass.