These 12 States Could Pass Marijuana Laws This Year

Which states could pass marijuana laws this year? Are any headed toward total legalization?

February 23, 2018 4:20 pm
February 23, 2018 4:20 pm
By Nick Lindsey

Quite a few states could pass marijuana laws this year. Legalization has been a slow but steady process in recent years. In particular, 2016 was a big year for the movement. During elections that year, nine states voted on new marijuana laws. Eight of them passed. California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine all voted to legalize recreational weed. Additionally, Florida, Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota all approved new medical marijuana bills. Now, with midterm elections coming this year, there are a number of states considering new cannabis legislation. The following states could pass marijuana laws this year.


The movement to legalize recreational weed in Connecticut has been picking up steam. In 2011, Governor Dannel Mallow decriminalized weed. Then in 2012, the state legalized medical marijuana.

Since then, there’s been a push to extend legalization to recreational weed. Despite a failed attempt to make it happen last year, a majority of Connecticut residents support legalization. If that majority has its way, 2018 could be their year.



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