There are now nine states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington), 13 more with decriminalization laws and 46 with medical-marijuana laws.
One of the most important political races in 2018 is Rep. Beto O'Rourke's attempt to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. On "Real Time," O'Rourke told Bill Maher that he supports ending federal marijuana prohibition.
Heidi Grossman-Lepp, wife of marijuana activist Eddy Lepp, was arrested on Oct. 3 by the Yuba County Sheriff's Office on charges of producing and cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and suspicion of conspiracy.
Despite adult-use legalization in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, marijuana arrests rose nationally in 2016 by 1.5%, according to the FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report.
Vermont, New York and California colleges dominate The Princeton Review's 2017 survey of what they call "Reefer Madness" schools. The University of Vermont in Burlington tops the list