Teen use of marijuana rose in Washington state after the drug was legalized for adults 21 and older, a new study finds. In Colorado, legalization had no impact on marijuana use by teens, CBS News reports.
The multibillion-dollar marijuana industry is concerned about Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, according to NPR. Sessions has made comments indicating he is not in favor of marijuana legalization.
Recreational marijuana initiatives passed in California, Massachusetts and Nevada on Tuesday night, The Washington Post reports. Voters in Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota approved medical marijuana initiatives.
Five states will vote next month whether to legalize recreational marijuana. If the states vote to legalize the drug, the federal government’s ban on marijuana will face a stronger challenge, The New York Times reports.
A new Gallup poll finds 60 percent of American adults believe marijuana should be legal. Last week a study released by the Pew Research Center found 57 percent of U.S. adults say they support legalizing marijuana.