With the federal government continuing to take a hands-off approach when it comes to cracking down on state-legal markets, five states are set to make cannabis legal to buy weed for medical or recreational purposes. The legalization wave could have been much bigger: Organizers in five states saw their efforts were recently derailed due to the pandemic. For example, Nebraska’s medical campaign lost a legal challenge to get marijuana on the ballot in November on Thursday. The biggest stakes are in New Jersey and Arizona, where polling suggests voters will back recreational sales Also, South Dakota and Montana could pass recreational legalization measures this year, if voters back a pair of referendums. Meanwhile, Mississippi voters will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana.

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