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  2. Timeline of cannabis laws in the United States - Wikipedia

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    The legal history of cannabis in the United States began with state-level prohibition in the early 20th century, with the first major federal limitations occurring in 1937. Starting with Oregon in 1973, individual states began to liberalize cannabis laws through decriminalization. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical ...

  3. Cannabis policy of the Barack Obama administration - Wikipedia

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    According to Jessica Bulman-Pozen and Gillian E. Metzger in 2016, "in declining to enforce the federal Controlled Substances Act with respect to marijuana offenses in Colorado and Washington, the [Obama] Administration has accommodated those states’ decisions to legalize recreational marijuana use." See also. Cole Memorandum

  4. Legality of cannabis by U.S. jurisdiction - Wikipedia

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    In the United States, cannabis is legal in 38 of 50 states for medical use and 24 states for recreational use. At the federal level, cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, determined to have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use, prohibiting its use for any purpose. [1]

  5. More US states are regulating marijuana. See where it’s legal ...

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    Marijuana may remain illegal federally, but in most states, it’s accessible for adult medical or recreational use. On November 7, voters in Ohio made it the 24th state to approve legal ...

  6. Marijuana backers eye proposed federal regulatory change as ...

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    In North Dakota, criminal defense attorney Mark Friese is a former police officer who is backing a marijuana legalization ballot initiative. He said the proposed federal reclassification could ...

  7. More US states are regulating marijuana. See where it’s legal ...

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    Marijuana may remain illegal federally, but in most states, it’s accessible for adult medical or recreational use. On Nov. 7, Ohio voters will be the latest to weigh in on the issue. In 38 ...

  8. Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled ...

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    On November 27, 2012, after voters in the states of CO and WA voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced a bill referred to as the 'Respect States and Citizens Rights Act' which aimed to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude any state that has legalized marijuana (for medical OR recreational ...

  9. Legal pot bill compromise reached - AOL

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    June 6, 2024 at 11:59 PM. Jun. 6—CONCORD — A compromise bill to legalize the sale of marijuana to adults over 21 for recreational use won the support of legislative negotiators Thursday, but ...