Map: The post-election U.S. marijuana landscape
By Eli McVey
Nearly 60% of the U.S. population now lives in states that have legalized some form of marijuana use and sales, illustrating the rising acceptance of cannabis nationwide and highlighting the industry’s immense potential for future growth.
Rewind just 10 years and the map was essentially the inverse of where it is now, with pockets of light green dotting a largely white landscape.
Last week, three new states joined the marijuana club: Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota, which legalized medical cannabis. Four others that already had medical marijuana laws on the books legalized recreational: California, Maine