Let’s be blunt: Weed policy is complicated. As with many elections in the past decade, recreational marijuana was on the ballot again during the 2022 midterm elections. After Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational use in 2012, more and more states have decided to ride the green wave. And recent moves by the Biden administration signal the federal government may finally come around to decriminalizing marijuana. But do these policies have any power?
Marijuana election results: Maryland and Missouri vote to legalize cannabis by ballot measure
President Biden’s pardons for marijuana possession, explained
Federal marijuana legalization is stopped in its tracks
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