Today on Flower Expo TV, our host Max explores our predictions for the Top 5 states most likely to legalize cannabis in the new year:
5. South Dakota
Despite setbacks in the past, South Dakota remains on the radar for potential cannabis legalization in 2024. Although a 2020 measure was overturned by the state Supreme Court and a second attempt failed in 2022, the possibility of legalization making a comeback on the ballot this year cannot be dismissed. With a mixed track record, the fate of cannabis in South Dakota is uncertain, but voters may have another opportunity to voice their opinion in 2024.
4. New Hampshire
New Hampshire stands as the sole state in New England yet to legalize cannabis, and advocates are optimistic about changes in 2024. With the governor expressing support, there is a solid chance that residents of the Granite State could soon have legal access to cannabis. As momentum builds, 2024 may finally be the year for New Hampshire to join its neighboring states in embracing marijuana legalization.
The Aloha State is edging closer to legalizing cannabis, following detailed plans presented by its Attorney General in the previous year. However, challenges persist as advocates push for a more comprehensive bill. Despite differences in opinions, hopes are high that Hawaii will overcome hurdles and pave the way for cannabis legalization before the year’s end.
While Florida already boasts a popular medical cannabis program, the state faces legal challenges regarding its 2024 legalization measure. Additionally, a steep 60 percent threshold for ballot initiatives adds another layer of complexity. Despite these obstacles, if the measure remains on the ballot, indications are that Florida voters are inclined towards embracing cannabis legalization.
Topping our list as the most likely state to legalize cannabis in 2024 is Pennsylvania. Positioned as an island amid several legal states, Pennsylvania’s population demonstrates strong support for legalization. Despite a divided legislature presenting obstacles, the likelihood of Pennsylvanians enjoying legal cannabis by the end of 2024 appears promising.
That concludes our top 5 states poised to legalize cannabis in 2024. We encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned for more updates.