Cannabis Prohibition’s Last Stand

By Will Yakowicz

It’s no secret: Most Americans believe cannabis should be legal.

Today, 17 states have legalized adult-use marijuana, meaning more than 40% of Americans now live in a state where marijuana is allowed for those over 21. More than 30 states allow at least some kind of medical marijuana access, which leaves only 2 that have not amended their marijuana laws at all—Idaho and Nebraska.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised that he and Sens. Cory Booker and Ron Wyden will introduce their cannabis legalization bill, but he hasn’t issued a timeline.

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