The Future of Cannabis Legalization in the United States
Marijuana legalization in the United States has come a long way in the past decade. More than half of the American population now supports legalizing cannabis for both medical and recreational use. Currently, 42% of all states in the US have legalized recreational marijuana, while 37 states have approved medical marijuana. In addition, over 50 federal bills have been introduced in 2022 to further loosen restrictions on marijuana.
The legalization of marijuana has been a major topic of discussion among lawmakers, politicians, and advocates. President Biden has expressed his support for marijuana legalization, noting the impact of the previous policies on minority groups, and several states are expected to follow the trend of legalization by 2030. The loosening of marijuana regulations has brought about changes in various industries, including the CBD market.
Despite some states still prohibiting the use of marijuana, the trend towards legalization is expected to continue in the years ahead. The future of marijuana legalization in the United States looks promising, as public support grows and the federal government signals its support. It is likely that the stigma surrounding the drug continues to fade away as more states will join the group of those that have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use.