Marijuana Legalization

Will more states allow recreational usage?


Midterm election voters approved recreational marijuana legalization in two states but rejected proposals in three others. Ahead of the elections, President Biden in October pledged to pardon people convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law and urged governors to follow suit. At the state level, California passed legislation protecting many employees’ marijuana use at home. The U.S. House passed legalization legislation in April, but the measure is not expected to clear a Senate filibuster. Meanwhile, the industry is rolling out stronger products, including marijuana-infused beverages. But as marijuana use continues to grow, so does the risk posed by its rising potency.

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