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A continued interest in using marijuana as a substitute for opioids in the treatment of chronic pain has prompted many states to legalize the drug for medical purposes with several also legalizing for recreational purposes.
The 2020 election cycle proved this trend is here to stay, with voters in several states approving ballot initiatives to legalize the drug.
As we move into 2021, what updates do you need to know?
Below is an interactive map showing the updated landscape of marijuana legalization across the United States. Of note, in 2020, voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota passed ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana either for medical or recreational purposes.