Recreational marijuana could be legal in half the country if the handful of states with cannabis measures on ballots this November pass them.
Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota have measures on their ballots this fall for voters to consider legalizing recreational marijuana. They would join 19 states and the District of Columbia with recreational cannabis.
And as an aside, if I lived in any of those states, I’d need to be stoned. But I digest… Living here in the first state that legalized it, I can say that it needs to be legalized at the federal level so that these businesses are not all-cash. The only criminality around the pot shops here are the armed robberies because they are not allowed to use banks, and they cannot deposit the buckets of cash that they are making because of the Just Say No To Drugs laws of the Reagan era. It sets up a perfect storm.