Marijuana Legalization 2017: Which States Will Consider Cannabis This Year?

Voters in eight states passed marijuana legalization laws following the 2016 presidential election, giving pot legalization the required momentum for more states across the country to carry out discussions on the decriminalization of cannabis in 2017. 

Here are the states that may legalize marijuana in the coming year:


The recreational legalization of marijuana is expected to be discussed by the state’s officials in early 2017. Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, during a Medical Marijuana Act Oversight Committee meeting in October, said: “It’s time to certainly look at it.”

The senator is responsible for drafting the state’s medical marijuana bill and Delaware’s Democratic Governor-elect John Carney also more at