11 more states in USA considered likely to 'legalize' marijuana

With increased acceptance of marijuana in the USA, more states seem :

These could be the next states to legalize marijuana

August 31, 2015

The likely candidates are those states where medical marijuana is legal and possession of a small amount of marijuana does not carry a prison sentence. There are 11 states that currently meet that criteria: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

In most of those states, 24/7 Wall St.reports, polls have shown that more than half of the residents support a form of legalization. They also already use it: nine of these states over-index for marijuana users, with a rate that is higher than the national average, which is 12.3% of Americans aged 12 and older.

If those 11 states were to legalize, it would bring the total count to 15, plus our nation’s capital. For many Americans, that high total would sow the seeds of real momentum indeed.  http://fortune.com/2015/08/19/marijuana-legal-next-11-states/

Now, as it turns out, marijuana use is illegal in the entire USA.  However, the Obama Administration has chosen not to enforce federal law on this, thus allowing individual states to make marijuana use legal there.

Barack Obama, himself, was a moderate to heavy marijuana user in hisyounger days. Depending upon how much he may have possessed back then and/or what he did with it, he could have been guilty of one or more felonies.  But he was not arrested for what he did, for if he had been, and was found guilty of a felony, he would not have become a US senator and then president...     Read full article

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