5 States May Legalize Cannabis This November

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The future of cannabis is indeed looking bright in the US. So far, 33 states have already legalized medicinal cannabis — of them, 11 states have legalized recreational use as well — with another 5 potential states on the way. 

Namely, Arizona is one of these states that will decide whether or not to legalize cannabis this November. 

With the support of cannabis producers and retailers, as well as firms operating in the medical cannabis industry, cannabis legalization in this state has much better odds than some four years ago. Hence, if Proposition 207 is approved, 21-year-olds and over will be able to possess, consume, and carry up to 1 ounce of cannabis. 

New Jersey is yet another state that could potentially join the club this November. 

South Dakota, on the other hand, will vote both for medical and recreational cannabis — measure 26 and Amendment A will be put up for voting. The former being the program concerning medical cannabis use for people with qualifying conditions, and the latter — recreational use. 

Voters in Montana will also have a chance to decide on cannabis legalization this fall. If the Ballot issue I-190 wins, adults will be able to possess, buy, and use cannabis for recreational purposes. Moreover, thanks to Initiative CI-118, the legal age for purchasing, possessing, and consuming cannabis would also be 21. 

Mississippi is the fifth and final state to face this decision come November. If Initiative 65 gets enough votes, physicians will be able to recommend cannabis to patients with qualifying conditions. Nevertheless, the competing measure (Initiative 65A) would limit medical cannabis consumption only to terminally ill people.