Legal cannabis in the U.S.
Colorado: The first state to end cannabis prohibition.
As of 2012 Colorado kicked off cannabis legalization nationwide when voters decided to legalize the personal use of recreational cannabis. This meant that Colorado residents had the right to grow up to 6 female cannabis plants, legally carry up to one ounce of cannabis on them, and buy up to one ounce of cannabis from state regulated dispensaries. Very soon after Colorado passed its new cannabis legislature, other states grew inspired to tackle cannabis laws in their home state as well.
Other states adopt cannabis legalization.
After Colorado passed “Amendment 64” allowing its citizens to use cannabis recreationally, other states like Washington and Alaska started making an effort to reform their cannabis laws too, in fact Washington had passed “Initiative 502” in the same month Colorado voted for “Amendment 64”. And after Washington, Alaska passed
Support for cannabis legalization gains new momentum.
The movement to reform cannabis laws in the U.S. has gained support like it never has before. Very powerful figures from the pope to the president are now siding with the more beneficial side of cannabis reform.