Because of the election cycle, not one state legalized marijuana in 2017. But that’s expected to change in a big way in 2018, with these states are in position to make the move this year:
Vermont -- The state senate there isn’t wasting any time. They got back to work after the holidays and started debating the issue immediately.
New Jersey -- The new governor vowed to legalize marijuana within his first 100 days in office.
Michigan -- Legalization will be on the November ballot and is expected to pass.
Oklahoma -- There are already enough signatures to get medical marijuana on the November ballot.
Utah -- Medical marijuana is set to be approved, but only for extreme conditions.
Missouri -- There are three different medical marijuana ballot measures that could be voted on in 2018. (Forbes)