As we currently stand, nearly half of all US states have legalized the use of recreational marijuana. In fact, there are currently only two states that do not approve of CBD or marijuana use at all. The nation as a whole is warming up to the idea of legal cannabis, as only 10% do not support legalization.

Hemp based CBD is currently legal at the federal level, however, on a state by state basis, it becomes more complicated. Legislation is still muddy, and there is a distinction between marijuana legalizations and CBD legalizations. CBD is more widely accepted by the population, but those views are always changing and developing.

Many experts have weighed in on this debate, including the President of the United States, Joe Biden. It is largely agreed upon that marijuana legalization has been a long time coming, and that progress needs to continue to improve the lives of Americans everywhere.

Looking into the future, research predicts that many states may approve recreational laws as soon as 2030. States like Florida and Rhode Island, among others, may see a shift in their regulations, as well as a shift in federal regulations. Policies are rapidly changing, slowly making prohibitive legislation a thing of the past.

Cannabis Legislation by State