In 2020, many Americans are protesting criminal justice funding and tactics. Seven out of ten Americans now support legalization. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., have legalized cannabis for adult use, and 36 states and D.C. have legalized medical cannabis, not including CBD-only states. Only a handful of states have not decriminalized. However, prohibition continues to lead to disproportionate arrests of Black people, restrict job prospects and other opportunities in society for those who are arrested. In states where cannabis is legal for adult use, people are serving time for cannabis offenses for which they were arrested before legalization. Legalization activists continue the push to legalize cannabis federally, and in the meantime, in individual states, these efforts are gaining momentum.

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