Posted on: January 10, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Voters in a half-dozen states, including some deeply red states, approved measures in November’s election that legalized marijuana for either recreational or medical use. Thirty-six states now allow marijuana for medical use, and nearly a third of the population lives in states where marijuana use is legal.

The U.S. House followed suit with a landmark vote to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, although its fate is likely doomed in the U.S. Senate.

North Carolina appears unlikely to jump on the marijuana bandwagon any time soon, but there is talk of decriminalizing some marijuana possession. A task force looking at racial equity in criminal justice has recommended taking steps to decriminalize, and will present its recommendations to the governor Tuesday.