Marijuana Legalization On Ballot In Five States

Voters in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota consider legalizing recreational marijuana.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04:  A marijuana activist holds a flag during a march on Independence Day on July 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Members of the group Fourth of July Hemp Coalition gathered outside the White House for its annual protest on marijuana prohibition which the group said it dated back to more than 50 years ago during Nixon Administration.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Voters will decide whether to approve recreational marijuana in five states on Election Day.
  • Proposals to legalize recreational marijuana are on the ballot in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota, which already have legal medical marijuana programs.
  • Nineteen states have already legalized recreational marijuana, but polls have shown opposition to legalization softening.

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