Marijuana legalization is spreading to more and more states in 2016. But which states are most likely to legalize next? There are many predictions for 2016. Currently only Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and D.C. have legalized recreational use, but 11 states are showing signs of joining the green rush soon.

According to USA Today, there are 11 states that are most likely to legalize next. All of the states already have a high number of cannabis users and minimal penalties. See the list below:


  1. Massachusetts
  2. Nevada
  3. California
  4. New York
  5. Vermont
  6. Minnesota
  7. Connecticut
  8. Maryland
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Maine
  11. Delaware