While New Yorkers can now legally possess and smoke cannabis, sales aren`t expected to begin until much later. Oregon legalized marijuana in 2015 and sales in the state began on October 1 of that year. New Mexico, Virginia and Connecticut have also recently legalized cannabis for adults, while Alabama has approved medical marijuana. A separate bill, the Marijuana Opportunity and Reinvestment Write-off Act, passed the House in April. It would also abolish federal criminal penalties for those who grow, possess or distribute cannabis, and eliminate non-violent cannabis-related convictions. The MORE Act introduces a cannabis tax to help communities affected by decades of policing focused on nonviolent crimes related to marijuana use. The money would be used to fund programs such as vocational training, legal aid and youth protection. However, it would not require states to legalize cannabis. Regulation would be left to state legislators. Marijuana was legalized for recreational use in Washington in 2012.
That gap “creates confusion and uncertainty,” they said — and raises many questions in areas ranging from small business growth to public safety. Supporters of legalization hope the bill will pass this session while Democrats still hold the Senate. McConnell would never bring those things to the ground,” Schumer said last year, according to Politico. “We`re going to go ahead and try to do this as quickly as possible.” Adults in Green Mountain State can carry up to 1 ounce of marijuana and grow no more than two plants recreationally. The law came into force in July 2018. But its scope was limited. It has not created a legal market for the manufacture and sale of the drug. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. California became even more cannabis-friendly in 2016 when it legalized the use and transportation of up to 1 ounce of marijuana. In 2013, President Barack Obama directed the Justice Department to contact state authorities in jurisdictions that had legalized marijuana “based on assurances that those states will implement a sufficiently stringent regulatory system.” The referendums come just weeks after U.S.
President Joe Biden issued an executive order pardoning all federal convictions for simple possession of marijuana. Adults 21 and older can light up in Alaska. In 2015, the northernmost state in the U.S. legalized residents to use, possess and transport up to an ounce of marijuana — about a full sandwich bag — for recreational purposes. The first pot store opened in 2016. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who made marijuana legalization a central part of his election campaign, signed the bill. In South Dakota, voting measures on medical and recreational cannabis passed in the 2020 election, despite the state Supreme Court overturning the state`s recreational law last year. Insiders don`t include South Dakota in our list of markets where the substance is legal for recreational use, even though it`s back on the ballot for this year`s election. Bis Oktober 2022 haben 38 Staaten die medizinische Verwendung von Cannabis in unterschiedlichem Maße legalisiert, so die National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kalifornian, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
Freizeit-Cannabis ist jetzt im Staat legal und Erwachsene dürfen bis zu 1,5 Unzen Marihuana besitzen oder konsumieren. Der Verkauf wird laut der offiziellen Website des Staates erst Ende 2022 erwartet. The recreational use of cannabis is prohibited in most countries; However, many have implemented decriminalization policies to make simple possession a non-criminal offence (often similar to a minor traffic offence). Others have much harsher penalties, such as some countries in Asia and the Middle East, where possession of small amounts is punishable by several years in prison.  Countries that have legalized recreational cannabis use include Canada, Georgia, Malta, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and Uruguay, as well as 19 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia in the United States and the Australian Capital Territory in Australia. The commercial sale of recreational cannabis is legalized nationally in three countries (Canada, Thailand and Uruguay) and in all U.S. sub-national jurisdictions that have legalized possession, with the exception of Washington, D.C. Limited enforcement has also been pursued in many countries, particularly the Netherlands, where the sale of cannabis in licensed coffee shops is tolerated.  After two unsuccessful attempts to legalize adult cannabis in New York City, the state finally adopted recreational marijuana on March 31, 2021. Gallup`s research also found that nearly half (46%) of U.S.
adults say they have tried marijuana even though it`s registered as a Schedule I controlled substance by the federal government, and 68% think it should be legalized. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 19 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of adult recreational marijuana: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. Marijuana is also legal for medical purposes in all of these places. Oklahoma state officials took too long to certify the petition`s signatures for a recreational marijuana measure to be presented to voters in November. In September, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the question should be on the ballot in the near future. Recreational cannabis is also legal in Washington, DC, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Proponents of libertarianism support the legalization of what they see as victimless crimes, such as recreational drug and alcohol use, gun ownership, and prostitution.