Which States Will Legalize Pot Next? – Yahoo News

Nobody really knows, Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, told the Denver Post’s Cannabist . It would take an act of Congress, which is a monumental task, getting Congress to act on anything.” Instead, it’s been left up to the states to reform marijuana laws . In January, Colorado became the first state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. Earlier this month, Washington became the second. Smith and other pot advocates are hopeful that if they can get a legalization measure on the ballot in California in 2016, it will pass and federal reform will follow. At that point the largest state in the country and the largest cannabis market in the country will be regulated,” Smith said. “Its my hope that Congress at least then will overturn the federal ban. There are several smaller states that could legalize recreational marijuana before California does.
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