With marijuana being legalized in certain states, yet still illegal in others, it’s hard to keep track of just which states are cool with the kush. We’re here to help.
Before diving deep into marijuana laws by state, here are some facts and figures everyone should know about cannabis and our country.
Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America. It’s right behind alcohol and tobacco as our country’s drug of choice. Nearly 100 million Americans are puffing on the stuff and that’s not counting all the liars. Recent US government surveys show that over 25 million Americans have smoked weed in the past year and more than 14 million do so on the regular.
NORML, the people working to “move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults”, wants to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable. Their website states that 30 percent of the U.S. population lives under some form of marijuana decriminalization. Academic studies have shown that these laws have not contributed to an increase in weed use and they haven’t negatively impacted the attitudes of younger adults toward drug use.
Now we have to say this from the onset — don’t consider any of this legal advice. The purpose of this information is to know your rights, both where you live, and when visiting other states. Always consult a lawyer or counsel and keep these laws in mind.