But the fact of the matter is that a majority of U.S. citizens don’t have to wait. In more jurisdictions than not, cannabis is already legal in some form or another: 9 states and the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational use, and 20 more states allow for medical use. Some cities and states have decriminalized cannabis possession, or have simply decided not to enforce their laws around the of the substance. Cannabis is already available to millions of people who want it, the industry is already booming, and pot acceptance is already mainstream.
It should come as little surprise, then, that rates of cannabis use have increased. Check out the following statistics, which we found in a recent newsletter from our friends at Fisher Phillips (emphasis added):