There are now eight states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington), 13 more with decriminalization laws and 44 with medical-marijuana laws.
Fears of Rudolph Giuliani or Chris Christie becoming the nation's next Attorney General have been replaced by the specter of ultra-conservative Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated to head the Justice Department by President-elect Trump.
Legislation allowing the use of low-THC, CBD-rich marijuana oil primarily for children suffering from seizure disorders has been approved in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Marijuana measures passed in eight states on Election Day, led by adult-use legalization victories in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada.
Marijuana legalization measures for recreational or adult use (Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada) and for medical use (Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota) are all on the Nov. 8 ballot.