Marijuana has been illegal in the United States for nearly 80 years. However, despite this ban, the country’s attitude toward cannabis has been rapidly changing. In 1969, only 12% of Americans fully supported legalizing pot. Today, according to the most recent Gallup poll, 58% of Americans are now in favor of legalizing the drug.
With that said, many states still feel that it is not in their best interest to make marijuana legal either medically or recreationally. In the coming years, these states are the least likely to legalize marijuana:
- South Dakota
It is not to say that these states will not have marijuana legalized in some form in ten years, but the likelihood of recent change is slim. The states mentioned above tend to play a more conservative role in the political spectrum and have serious repercussions for marijuana use, leading to low usage of the drug.
A change in federal legislation around marijuana would also have a heavy impact on current state legislation.