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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. 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 ...

  5. 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]

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

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    A proposal to legalize medical marijuana died in a Kansas Senate committee without a vote this year, and an attempt to force debate in the full Senate failed by a wide margin. The strongest and ...

  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. Legalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States

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    v. t. e. In the United States, the non-medical use of cannabis is legalized in 24 states (plus Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia) and decriminalized in 7 states, as of November 2023. [1] Decriminalization refers to a policy of reduced penalties for cannabis offenses, typically involving a ...

  9. DEA to reclassify marijuana, easing restrictions nationwide - AOL

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    When Biden served as Vice President in former President Barack Obama’s administration, the White House was opposed to any legalization of marijuana because it would “pose significant health ...