While many voters were fighting over who will be the next president. There was another voting war taking place as voters in various states were battling for the right to use marijuana in a recreational manner. The states that were successful in their battle to allow the recreational adult use of cannabis ended up being, California, Massachusetts and Nevada. These states now will allow adults 21 and older to purchase and use the plant in the privacy of their own homes and any licensed businesses. These newly found laws also granted legal age citizens to grow a certain amount of marijuana plants as well.
According to recent studies, marijuana use has almost doubled in the past three years and has become widely accepted throughout the United States with 60% of citizens saying that cannabis should be legal in America. At this point it is only a matter of time before all states establish some sort of cannabis program. States that have approved the use of marijuana, whether for medical use or recreational use, have seen positive results in the economy and medical field.
Shown below is a map indicating the current marijuana programs that are in place for each U.S. state.