It is now confirmed that 26 states and the District of Columbia have made medical weed legal, however three new states are joining on the bandwagon for legalizing marijuana for recreational use. According to Governing Data, “Seven states and the District of Columbia have adopted more expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Most recently, California, Massachusetts and Nevada all passed measures in November legalizing recreational marijuana. California’s Prop. 64 measure allows adults 21 and older to now possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes. Other tax and licensing provisions of the law will not take effect until January 2018. In Nevada, adults will be able to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana beginning Jan. 1. A similar ballot measure in Massachusetts allows for possession of pot starting on Dec. 15.” Maine, Nevada, and Massachusettes have all received voter approval in order to legalize weed for recreational use, however, this has yet to become implemented. We can see based on a the map provided that the country is gaining momentum behind the movement to legalize weed, as many states have now passed laws for medical and recreational use. This enables the use, sale, and consumption of marijuana under the law. There is still a period of time where we must wait it out to see when these laws will be put into play after merely being passed through the ballots.

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/state-marijuana-laws-map-medical-recreational.html