If you are green with envy as citizens of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C. smoke legal marijuana, you might soon be in luck if you reside in the 11 states which are most likely to legalize pot next. The finance blog 24/7 Wall St. has a reasonable theory that the most likely candidates are those states where medical marijuana is legal and possession of a small amount of marijuana does not carry a prison sentence.
There are currently 11 states that meet these criteria namely: Delaware, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Wall St. reports that, in most of these states, polls have shown that more than half of the residents support a form of legalization. If these 11 states were to legalize marijuana, it would bring the total count to 15 states, plus the nation’s capital. For pro-marijuana advocates this high total would sow the seeds of real momentum.