2022 was a landmark year for cannabis legalization in the United States, with four states - Rhode Island, Maryland, Missouri, and New Mexico - voting to legalize recreational use. This growing trend towards legalization is showing no signs of slowing down, with many more states expected to follow suit in the near future.
So which states should we be keeping an eye on in 2023? There are a number of states that are currently considering cannabis legalization, including Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and South Dakota.
It's worth noting that these states represent a diverse range of political ideologies, which shows just how far the cannabis movement has come. From conservative states in the South to liberal states in the Northeast, there seems to be a growing consensus that the time has come for change.
In addition to cannabis, another drug that is gaining traction in the legalization movement is psychedelics. In California, voters will be deciding on a measure to legalize the possession of psychedelics, which could pave the way for further legalization efforts in the future.
The growing acceptance of cannabis and psychedelics is part of a larger trend towards drug policy reform in the United States. As more and more people come to realize the benefits of legalization, it seems likely that we will continue to see more states moving in this direction in the coming years.