June 1 (Reuters) - Minnesota became the latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday after its governor, along with the support of the state legislature, signed the bill into law. With this move, Minnesota joins a growing number of states that have embraced the legalization of cannabis.
The Department of Health and Human Services has recommended removing cannabis from the federal government's list of drugs that have “no medical use” and reclassifying it to allow for further research. This recommendation reflects the changing social norms and evolving understanding of the potential benefits of cannabis.
Science is trying to catch up as states legalize cannabis, social norms evolve, and an already intricate market of medical and recreational products continues to grow. With each passing year, more states are recognizing the potential benefits of marijuana and the need to regulate its use.