In 2012, washington and colorado became the first us states to legalize marijuana for recreational use since, both supporters and. Here are some pros and cons of legalizing marijuana, both for medicinal purposes and for recreational use. Meanwhile, new jersey's new incoming governor has made legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana a goal of his administration, and the northern mariana.
An employee places marijuana for sale into glass containers at the 61 percent of americans supported legalizing the use of marijuana. If new york legalizes marijuana, it could create a $31 billion market, says new york city comptroller scott stringer. Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and serves as an example for michigan if voters approve legal weed. More states are following colorado's lead when it comes to legal marijuana sales.
The largely republican senate has historically blanched at legalizing marijuana, which they and many others consider a gateway drug that. Talk of legalizing recreational marijuana in new york has gone from chatter to consideration following governor andrew cuomo's january. All four democrats running for florida governor favor decriminalizing or legalizing recreational marijuana, but pot advocate john morgan isn't. Cook county board president toni preckwinkle testifies on monday at a state senate and house public health hearing on legalizing cannabis. Lawmakers have become more vocal about their support of legalization of marijuana, including talking about it on the campaign trail and in the.
Marijuana is quickly going mainstream in new jersey newly elected gov phil murphy's support of legalizing marijuana has prompted the. The new york department of health last week backed legalizing marijuana for recreational use in a report to gov andrew cuomo, a democrat,. In october 2015 canadians elected a federal government that proposes to legalize marijuana for recreational use following in the footsteps of 4 american states.
Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana on wednesday residents voted 56-43% in support of the ballot initiative,. Does legalizing marijuana make it safer, as larry a bedard, md, argues here or does legalization of marijuana have negative effects on. Medical marijuana is legal in illinois but the fight in missouri is far from over.
In 2012, colorado and washington state became the first two states to fully legalize marijuana now more states are considering legalization. The legality of cannabis for medical and recreational use varies by country, in terms of its possession, distribution, and cultivation, and (in regards to medical). Most texas democrats running for office are in favor of reforming the state's marijuana laws — with many supportive of legalizing the substance.