Is marijuana legal?
As of early 2017, eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana—also known as cannabis, pot and ganja—for recreational use. All told, 29 states have passed measures permitting use of medical marijuana, and a number of states have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Still, the use, possession, sale and transportation of marijuana are illegal under federal law. Wherever you fall on the issue of whether marijuana should be legalized, the topic is hot news and marijuana shops may pop up in your neighborhood. Do you know what’s for sale in pot shops, also called dispensaries?