Oklahoma has become the 30th state to legalize “medical” marijuana. Marijuana is legal for recreational use in nine states and for medical use in 30.
On the surface, it seems there is widespread support for legalization. However there also is movement in the other direction. In the past two years, Illinois, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Arkansas, Missouri and Delaware have rejected bills to legalize marijuana in some form. On June 21, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee rejected sending legislation to the floor that would have allowed marijuana company accounts in U.S. banks. A week earlier, the House Appropriations Committee voted down