States to vote on legal, recreational marijuana in 2016

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Map of the US showing US cannabis laws.
Map of the US showing US cannabis laws. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So far 23 states have legalized the sale and use of medical marijuana. Three states, and Washington D.C., have began regulating a recreational weed market. Licensed retailers and patients have different possession limits depending on the state they live in.

According to The Weed Blog, these seven states are pushing for legal recreational marijuana next: California, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan, Maine, Massachusetts and Ohio.


Meanwhile, two other states will be working to legalize medical cannabis. According to The Weed Blog, in 2016 Florida and Missouri will vote whether or not to legalize a medical marijuana market.

To read more about each state’s specific movement towards legalization check out the full post.