Will Cannabis Become Legalized Under Biden?

Will Cannabis Become Legalized Under Biden?

During the 2020 Presidential election, Joe Biden was vocal about his support for legalizing cannabis and even went so far as to say that he would “not rule out” legalizing it if elected in 2020. Now that Biden is president, is it likely that we'll see a shift in legalization efforts?

The Supreme Court's most conservative justice, Clarence Thomas, is now questioning the legality of federal bans on marijuana. While some question his authority to make such a statement in light of not being part of the court that will hear arguments about this issue – Thomas has shown himself more likely than anyone else at SCOTUS to side with conservatives and libertarians who want cannabis legalized nationally for recreational purposes.

It's clear that marijuana is becoming more and more accessible in the United States. As of July 1, recreational cannabis was legal in 18 states while medical weed had been legalized to date by 36 different legislatures.

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