The year of legal Marijuana continues in Colorado, and despite all the doubt, the state has yet to crumble apart. In fact, Colorado’s success with legalization has created a “green rush” and other states are beginning to realize the pros greatly outweigh the cons. The industry continues to prove its worth by creating jobs and tax revenue, among the obvious benefits of the plant itself. We hope to continue the movement and keep people educated on the benefits of legalizing marijuana not only for our health but for our economy as well. The article below from NBC News gives detail on what states will be next, and the overwhelming majority of Americans that are in favor of Marijuana.
Article by Hasani Gittens, NBC News – May 5th 2014
“Minnesota a week ago passed a medical marijuana law, and 14 other states have reform bills or ballot initiatives on the table: Arizona, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, 12 states and the District of Columbia are considering decriminalization: Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming.
And 11 states are considering legislation to establish effective medical marijuana programs: Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Three states are even considering allowing industrial hemp cultivation: Indiana, New York and Tennessee.
All three states have already decriminalized pot and have approved medical marijuana.
A poll conducted earlier this year by the Pew Research Center found that 75 percent of respondents — including majorities of both supporters and opponents of legal marijuana — think that the sale and use of cannabis will eventually be legal nationwide.
Other recent surveys have found that, while Americans are fairly split on whether weed should be fully legalized like alcohol and cigarettes, about 85 percent are in favor of allowing doctors to prescribe it.”