By 2024, 20 states are projected to have legalized marijuana, according to Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics. They also predict that medical marijuana will be legal nationwide by 2024.
Eleven states have already legalized recreational (adult-use) marijuana, the Motley Fool reported, and at least 9 more are expected to pass legalization efforts within the next 5 years.
These are the 9 states where adult-use marijuana will most likely be legal by 2024:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- Rhode Island
There could be a few surprise states, such as Florida, added to this list between now and the 2020 elections too.