Which States are Next to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Which States are Next to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Recreational marijuana usage is already legalized in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Questionnaire results say that almost 90% of American citizens support medical marijuana usage, but percentage of citizens who support legalization is lower and it is around 60. It’s also important to say that the percentage of respondents who support medical marijuana is bigger. Will some more states get green light for recreational marijuana legalization soon? Is Donald Trump’s administrations attitude to crack down on marijuana sale help or obstacle for states which take action for legalization?

Potentially, there are 22 states in which are actions that support legal marijuana usage. In most countries advocates are fighting battles to implement this idea into reality. Many reforms are already made, but there’s still much work to do in the fight for legalization.


There are some rumors that Delaware could be next one country which will get appropriate law. Also known as the First State, Delaware could become ninth state where recreational marijuana usage could become legal. In the beginning of July, with the help of Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network, legalization of marijuana bill passed the committee test which was a big step forward.

Wyoming and Mississippi

There were some signs that Wyoming and Mississippi could be next great candidates where marijuana could be accepted. But, in Wyoming, a group working on marijuana legalization failed two times to collect 25673 signatures to put this problem on the ballot. In Mississippi, there are some actions that encourage supporters of marijuana legalization to believe that their actions will germ in next coming year.

Other States

Beside states that are mentioned above, and which made the biggest effort to achieve the goal, we can’t forget to mention that Maryland, Arizona, Texas, New York, Missouri, Hawaii, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico and Washington D.C. also make a big effort for the same goal. In all of those states there are many initiatives which prod reformation of cannabis law. There are still many hurdles to be overcome. Other states are still at the level of debates on this topic.

There’s a general opinion that in states which could start with initiative in future, the process of recreational marijuana legalization could be easier and shorter that it was in states which were trailblazers. As many states already made recreational marijuana legal, as easier other states would propel different initiatives which could take actions to rearrange states’ laws.