Marijuana has long had a bad rap in the eyes of the American public, but this is all changing. The legalization of recreational marijuana has been on the rise in the U.S. The new wave of cannabis consumers includes medical marijuana users who have been in the forefront in the push to legalize the drug.
As many as 29 states have already made use and sale of marijuana possible in one way or the other. Among these, 8 states have made it accessible for adults over the age of 21.
Statistics about marijuana usage have also shown that the American public is quickly redefining its view of the plant. With wildly spreading support for legalization, speculations are rife about which states will follow the move to decriminalize the drug. The fact that the plant rakes in millions in taxes for states that have embraced its medical and recreational use does a lot to increase pressure on jurisdictions that still maintain stiff penalties for possession or use of the plant. Here are some states that are likely to pass