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Here are some likely states that will legalize marijuana next year

Cannabis Business Times has put together a list of states that have a chance of getting their hands on weed within the next coming 14 months.

Here’s a breakdown:

Likely States


  • Adult-use
  • House Bill 150 is approved by Health and Human Development Committee
  • House floor vote delayed over social equity portion of bill
  • A substitute of the bill is planned to be introduced in early January


  • Adult-use
  • Initiatives for legal cannabis have been filed for the 2022 election.
  • They already have a free-market medical marijuana license system. Will be interesting to see that translated to adult-use.


  • Medical
  • Already have an initiative voter approved, until the Supreme Court overturned the decision
  • A deal for a medical cannabis draft bill was reached last month
  • Final bill is finished and awaiting announcement from Governor Tate Reeves

The Maybe’s


  • Adult-use
  • Expected to be on the ballot next November


  • Adult-use
  • Cannabis advocates were able to get an initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol certified
  • Legislation now needs 130,000 signatures before it can be presented to legislature


  • Medical
  • Signature gathering is happening for legislation


  • Adult-use
  • House bill 2050 has been introduced that would legalize marijuana for adults
  • There are also GOP backed bills in the State Senate, but with less emphasis on social equity

Rhode Island

  • Adult-use
  • A legalization bill has been passed by the Senate
  • The passing of this bill is possible in a special session this fall


  • Medical
  • 250,000 signatures must be gathered for an initiative by July 7, 2022 in order to get it on the ballot in November of next year
  • Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana is actively pursuing this goal

Read the entire article here.


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