As states continue to legalize marijuana, it is “crucial” that cannabis products are regulated, a top federal health official says. While some argue that legalizing marijuana brings benefits such as increased tax revenue, others believe it can lead to negative consequences such as addiction and impaired driving. With a growing number of states legalizing marijuana, the debate about federal legalization intensifies.
GOP congressman looks at DC marijuana ban; MN legalization prepped for final votes; MI gov't worker drug testing reform; Alcohol exec on... As the federal government continues to grapple with the issue of marijuana legalization, individual states have taken matters into their own hands. As of April 2021, 17 states have legalize recreational marijuana, while 36 states have legalize medical marijuana.
The use and possession of marijuana is illegal under U.S. federal law, but in recent years a growing number of states have legalize the drug for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. This has created a complicated legal landscape, with state and federal laws often in conflict with each other.