Marijuana legalization 2017: States and cities where weed won this November

Marijuana remains illegal at a federal level, is classified as a Schedule I drug, and is still seen as a “life-wrecking” substance by the country’s Attorney General. But cannabis advocates made enormous strides in elections across the country this week. By Wednesday, it became clear that, just like last year, a scattering of marijuana-related reforms occurred throughout the United States, including the election of candidates who want to institute those reforms.

Although marijuana advocates say there’s still a long road to normalization and legalization, there seems to be increasing support for what cool dads everywhere say deserves to be treated the same way as alcohol and cigarettes, rather than like a debilitating drug such as heroin. Here are the states and cities that are leaning towards a green future:

Changes on the State Level


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