Eighteen states, plus the District of Columbia, now permit recreational use of marijuana.
Two-thirds of Americans want recreational marijuana use to be legal under federal law and in their own state. As more states move to legalize marijuana, most people say they wouldn’t mind if a licensed marijuana business opened in their neighborhood.
Recreational marijuana use remains illegal at the federal level. The House of Representatives recently passed a bill to federally decriminalize marijuana.
Nearly all who support legalization under state law, also support it under federal law, and vice versa. In fact legal recreational marijuana gets the same level of support whether the question is posed about the state level or federal level, suggesting the jurisdiction may not matter much to people.