These Charts Show the Evolution of America’s Marijuana Laws Over Time

We all know more and more states are legalizing marijuana every year in the United States. But that doesn’t mean we’re all well-informed on exactly when legalization actually occurred in those states.

Luckily, the centrist think tank “Third Way” released a collection of charts showing the history of marijuana legalization in the United States. They also included an analysis of how all those laws came into existence and how future legalization efforts can learn from the past. But for now, we’ll just enjoy these charts.

This shows the current state of marijuana laws in each state. The diagonal color states are where both medical and recreational cannabis is legal, red is where only medical is legal, green is where small amounts of cannabis has been de-criminalized and white is where it’s still completely illegal.

– Read the entire article at Civilized.