They had unprecedented success at the polls in 2016, with voters in eight of nine states supporting initiatives to expand access to the drug.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided more happy news last week by unveiling a bill to legalize pot for recreational use across the country by 2018, seeking to join California, Washington and six other states that have already done so.
cities that would be illegal, the management consultant, 34, lives in D.“I don’t know if any of us use marijuana except for maybe one,” she says.“It would just be something to gift to people.” None of her roommates had an issue with growing some plants in their backyard. Less clear, though, is whether she needs to ask her landlord.But the domestic industry remains under a cloud amid worries that President Trump’s administration may soon move to shut down the state operations by enforcing the federal ban. Sessions, a longtime marijuana foe, announced the plan earlier this month, calling it part of a larger national effort to reduce crime.The legal limbo is expected to last at least until July 27, the deadline set by Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a Justice Department task force to review U. Some legalization backers want Congress to vote to end marijuana prohibition before the Trump team takes any action, but those prospects are slim. Some were in a fighting mood, announcing plans for a “smoke-in” on the steps of the Capitol at high noon Monday.To increase pressure on lawmakers, legalization backers made plans for a pot giveaway near the U. Each year, supporters of legalization use April 20, or 4/20, as a time to take stock on how they’ve progressed. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who has introduced a bill to end pot prohibition this year, said legalization backers had made “amazing progress” in the last year, partly by doubling the number of states that allow recreational use.The number 420 is code for smoking marijuana, dating to 1971, when five friends at California’s San Rafael High School began meeting each day at p.m. Voters in eight states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington – and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, while another 21 allow use of the drug for medical reasons.“We’re defending our initiative against the federal government because we’re concerned that (attorney general nominee) Jeff Sessions will try to overturn our local laws here,” DCMJ founder Adam Eidinger told CNN earlier this month.“We’re being proactive to share marijuana, which is our right, before it’s too late.Just like I do yoga and he rides bikes, it's just another thing. He packs bowls for me — he's the organizer of all the weed stuff, and I just smoke it.My boyfriend is an engineer for a tech start-up, and I run my own business as a web designer.