With every election cycle, an increasing number of US states have legalized either medical or recreational marijuana. In November, Michigan became the 10th state in the US to give a green light to recreational use, and Missouri and Utah approved medicinal use. Marijuana is now legal to some extent in 33 states, plus Washington, DC. Globally, Canada grabbed headlines in October when it became the second nation in the world (after Uruguay, which approved it in 2013) to fully legalize recreational pot.

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