Many US states have changed their hardline attitude towards cannabis in recent years and it’s claimed 64% of Americans favour legalisation. Recreational use is now allowed in Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.
Marijuana is legal on medical grounds in 29 states including Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan,Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
It is estimated the thriving market in California could generate up to £5.1 billion over the next five years, and £7.35 million in taxes for local authorities.
More than two million people