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This map shows every state that has legalized marijuana
Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and medical marijuana is legal in 29 states.
A 2017 Gallup poll showed that 64% of Americans support legalization.
Marijuana enthusiasts will light up on April 20, a marijuana holiday also known as 420.
On April 20, many Americans who smokemarijuana from California to Maine to Alaska will light up legally in celebration of 420, an unofficial marijuana holiday.
Nine states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for recreational use no doctors letter required for adults over the age of 21. Medical marijuana is legal in another 29 states.
In January,Vermontbecame the first state to legalize marijuana through the legislature, rather than a ballot initiative, when the governor signed the bill into law.
Marijuana prohibition began 80 years ago when the federal government put a ban on the sale, cultivation, and use of the cannabis plant. It remains illegal on the federal level.
Despite the efforts ofAttorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been on a crusade to stamp out legal marijuana since his appointment, the industry is exploding.
Legal marijuana salesexploded to $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, according to a report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics. That represents a 33% increase over 2016, shattering previous expectations about how quickly the marijuana industry could grow in the face of federal prohibition.
The report also predicted the legal marijuana market will reach $24.5 billion in sales a 28% annual compound growth rate by 2021, as more state-legal markets come online.
Support for marijuana legalizationreached new highs in 2017. A Gallup poll showed that 64% of Americans favor legalization, anda majority of Republicansback it for the first time.
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