Marijuana legalization across the United States is not too far off, according to one legalization advocate.
Morgan Fox, of the Marijuana Policy Project told Denver Westword that more than half of U.S. states could legalize marijuana for medical use in the next two to three years.
“Just this year alone, there are something like twelve different states considering medical marijuana regulation,” he told the paper’s blog.
Delaware itself passed legislation in May of 2011, legalizing medical marijuana.
Next year, Morgan will work with Ohio and North Dakota to push for legislation.
He estimates some 70 percent of Americans nationwide support medical marijuana’s legalization.
Today, New Jersey governor Chris Christie gave the green light to state Health Department officials to spearhead a program to make medical marijuana available to people who want it for medicinal purposes.
“My desire all along has to bring compassionate care to the people who need it the most,” the governor was quoted as saying at afternoon press conference at the Statehouse by NJ.com.
Medical Marijuana is currently legal in the following states and Washington D.C.: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington.
Alaska, Oregon and Washington State were the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1998. Delaware is the most recent.
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