Asked by Daniella Daumler on Feb 18, 2024

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Describe current (2018)attitudes across the United States about cannabis use both for medical reasons and recreationally.
  • There is a growing recognition of the need for further research on cannabis and its potential therapeutic applications.
  • Public opinion regarding recreational cannabis use has become more favorable, with an increasing number of states legalizing its use for non-medical purposes.
  • Understanding of the potential medical benefits of cannabis has increased, leading to more acceptance and support for its use for medical reasons.
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Phillip James

Feb 18, 2024

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▪ In recent years several states have legalized the medicinal and recreational use of cannabis, although it remains illegal at the federal level.
▪ The federal government allows exemptions on the basis of mandated regulation.
▪ Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of cannabis in some form for medical reasons.
▪ As of 2018, recreational cannabis is fully legal in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State and in several smaller jurisdictions.
▪ According to a Pew Research Center survey, 61 percent of Americans are in favor of complete or partial legalization of cannabis.
▪ As marijuana has been perceived to have lower risks over the last decade, the rate and frequency of use has increased