Residents of This Red State Just Voted to Legalize Medical Marijuana

It’s truly amazing what a difference 23 years can make.

Back in 1995, not a single state in the U.S. nor either of its neighbors, Canada or Mexico, had legalized marijuana in any capacity. Within the U.S., the war on drugs was still in full swing, with a Gallup survey that year showing support for legalizing weed at a meager 25%.

Fast-forward to 2018, there are now far more states that have legalized medical cannabis than haven’t in the United States, along with nine that have also given the green light to adult-use consumption. Meanwhile, Mexico legalized medical weed in June 2017, and to our north, Canada just passed the Cannabis Act on June 19, becoming the first industrialized nation in the world to legalize recreational pot. Legal sales to adults will officially kick off there on Oct. 17. And, as the icing on the cake, Gallup’s Oct. 2017 poll found

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