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Maryland & Missouri Legalize Recreational Marijuana
11/9/2022 -

The two states join 19 other states and DC where the drug is legal for adult use.

President Biden Pardons Thousands with Federal Marijuana Possession Convictions
10/7/2022 -

The White House Twitter account added, “Additionally, @POTUS asked @SecBecerra and the Attorney General to initiate the process of reviewing how marijuana is scheduled under federal law. Marijuana is currently classified at the same level as heroin – and above fentanyl.”

Rhode Island Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
6/6/2022 -

The law, signed on May 25, 2022 went into effect immediately

US House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana
4/1/2022 -

In a largely partisan vote, the US House of Representatives voted 220 to 204 to decriminalize marijuana, including medical and recreational use. However, neither the House bill nor a similar bill in the Senate are expected to garner enough Republican votes to be passed.

Malta Becomes First EU Country to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana
12/15/2021 -

Malta’s legislation, passed on Dec. 14, 2021, awaits the president’s signature (a formality) to become law. The country will just beat Luxembourg, which announced in Oct. 2021 that it would legalize adult-use marijuana soon, to be the first European country, joining only Canada and Uruguay globally in legalization.

South Dakota Supreme Court Rules against Marijuana Legalization
11/29/2021 -

The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled on Nov. 24, 2021 that the amendment passed by 54% of voters in 2020 was void because of a technicality. The state’s constitution requires amendments to focus on one issue, while the court held that Amendment A included three separate issues.

Luxembourg Plans to Be First European Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
10/25/2021 -

The country would join just two countries with full recreational marijuana legalization: Canada and Uruguay. A handful of other countries have decriminalized the drug for recreational use but have not legalized sales.

Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
6/22/2021 -

Connecticut joins 17 states and DC in legalizing the substance for adult use.

New Mexico Is 17th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
4/12/2021 -

The state joins just four other states in legalizing marijuana via legislation.

Virginia Becomes First Southern State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
4/7/2021 -

Governor Northam and the legislature agreed to legalize possession and growing plants on July 1, 2021, with commercial sales coming Jan. 1, 2024.

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
3/31/2021 -

New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana, effective immediately, as Governor Cuomo signed legislation the same day it hit his desk. The law also adjusts the medical marijuana law, allowing for a 60-day supply and adding more qualifying conditions.

South Dakota Judge Strikes Down Voter-Approved Recreational Marijuana Amendment
2/9/2021 -

Governor Kristi Noem has worked to strike down the constitutional amendment, while advocates vow to fight to restore the voter-approved measure.

US House Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
12/4/2020 -

Though the bill is not likely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate, it is the first time either chamber has passed such an act.

Four New Legal Recreational Marijuana States
11/10/2020 -

Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalized recreational marijuana in the Nov. 2020 election

Vermont to Create Recreational Marijuana Sales Regulatory System
10/12/2020 -

Though Vermont legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, sales have not been allowed in the state. With the passage of the new bill, Vermont will create regulations to sell marijuana, allowing shops to open as soon as 2022.