Archive for December 17, 2016
By late 2015, 23 states and the District of Columbia had already legalized medical marijuana. -Mid-year 2016 put legalization efforts over the halfway mark, with five more states joining the fold. Eight states have legalized recreational cannabis use, with the remainder accepting medical use. The many benefits of medical marijuana have been proven and are backed by many studies, including a poll of clinicians undertaken by the New England Journal of Medicine, in which 76 percent of the participating doctors said they believed the medical benefits of medical marijuana. Recreational use is not as widely legalized yet, but it likely will not be long until it is.
Legal and social acceptance develop side by side, and as more states embrace, rather than fight against cannabis use, the faster the remaining states