The legality of marijuana in the U.S. is a widely debated topic. Here’s a look at the varying state laws, and the impact pot use has on the nation.
Marijuana Resource Center: State Laws Related to Marijuana
“Since 1996, 23 states and Washington, DC have passed laws allowing smoked marijuana to be used for a variety of medical conditions. It is important to recognize that these state marijuana laws do not change the fact that using marijuana continues to be an offense under Federal law.”
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“In 2012 John Larson, a retired high school math and science teacher, voted against I-502, the initiative that legalized marijuana in Washington. Yet this week Larson was one of the first government-licensed marijuana merchants to open a store in that state: Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver.”
Tough Marijuana States: Southern Discomfort
“The marijuana reform movement has had some wins as of late, but in most states legalization is not even on the horizon.”
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