from, Nexstar Media Wire, Alix Martyshu
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(NEXSTAR) – After voters in a number of states accredited leisure marijuana in 2022, america heads into a brand new 12 months with practically half of states having full legalization.
The largest adjustments are within the Northeast, the place leisure pot legalization is new in a number of states. Rhode Island and New York start gross sales in December 2022. Connecticut will permit gross sales to adults 21 and older on January 10, 2023. Maryland is about to permit grownup use on July 1.
Missouri additionally voted to legalize leisure marijuana in November. Dispensaries there are nonetheless working to get permits, so no leisure gross sales are anticipated to start till February 2023 the earliest.
See the place marijuana can be authorized in 2023 within the map under, created utilizing knowledge from the Nationwide Convention of State Legislatures:
By the tip of 2023, a number of extra states could also be added to the listing of inexperienced states. Oklahoma will vote on this difficulty in March. It Ohio State Legislature can also be contemplating a invoice to legalize the use and sale of leisure weed.
Voters in three states — Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota — rejected weed legalization on the polls in November. Medical use is authorized in all three states.
Solely three states wouldn’t have any kind of public use (both medical or leisure) marijuana program, in line with the Nationwide Convention of State Legislatures: Idaho, Kansas and Nebraska.
Nexstar’s Addy Bink contributed to this report.