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"Minnesota Becomes 23rd State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana"

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Minnesota joins the growing list of states legalizing recreational marijuana.

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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.

Marijuana may remain illegal federally, but in most states, it's accessible for adult medical or recreational use. The legalization of marijuana has opened doors for individuals seeking alternative forms of treatment, as well as those looking to enjoy recreational use responsibly.

Minnesota is now the 23rd state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. This move not only reflects the changing attitudes towards cannabis but also the economic potential it holds. The state expects to generate significant tax revenue from the new industry, which can be used to fund various public programs and initiatives.

For those curious about the status of cannabis legalization, a U.S. map provides a comprehensive overview of where marijuana legalization stands, state by state. The map showcases the varying degrees of legalization across the United States, from complete prohibition to full recreational and medical use.

This chart shows the number of Americans living in states with medical or recreational marijuana laws, categorized by the year of approval. It highlights the rapid growth in both medical and recreational marijuana legalization, demonstrating the increased acceptance and recognition of its potential benefits.

A loophole in the farm bill allows for the sale of hemp products that include a form of THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. North Carolina is one state where stores have started selling these products legally, providing consumers with an alternative option.

With Minnesota fully legalizing marijuana, it is worth noting the other states that have also embraced recreational and medical use. The list includes states such as California, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon, among others. Each state has its own regulations and restrictions, but the trend towards acceptance is evident.

In conclusion, Minnesota's decision to legalize recreational marijuana highlights the changing landscape of cannabis laws in the United States. As more states recognize the potential benefits and economic opportunities, the discussion around marijuana legalization continues to evolve. It is an exciting time for both the industry and individuals seeking alternative treatment options.

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