Weed, of course, remains illegal at the federal level. And even though there's been a push from some members of Congress that could lead to its legalization, there's significant opposition from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. However, it's important to note that President Donald Trump doesn't seem to be interested in launching yet another war on pot.
Maybe it's because support for marijuana legalization is at a record high. According to a survey published by the Pew Research Center in January, about 61% of Americans think weed should be legalized. That support has translated to many changes in policy. For example, starting this July people will be able to use cannabis for recreational purposes in Vermont. That same month, Massachusetts will open its first retail marijuana stores.
It might be a while before the U.S. joins the growing list of countries that have either legalized or decriminalized cannabis. In the meantime, let's take a look at the states that have legalized marijuana in some form.
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