Marijuana legalization measures for recreational use (Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada) and for medical use (Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota) have all been certified for the November ballot.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has criticized the DEA's decision to keep marijuana in Schedule I. "As president, Hillary will build on the important steps announced today by rescheduling marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II substance," states her senior policy adviser Maya Harris.
Given a second chance to approve the state legislatures' decrim bill, this time Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner agreed to more restrictive language and signed the bill on July 29, making Illinois the 21st state to decriminalize marijuana..
There are four states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington), 17 more with decriminalization laws and 42 with medical-marijuana laws.
Willie Nelson's long-awaited branded marijuana products, under the name Willie's Reserve, will debut this month and in August in Colorado and Washington legal-weed stores. To hype the roll-out, he's performing concerts in each state.