State Cannabis Laws: A Progress Report Successes, Challenges, and the Need for Congressional Action.

The United States is currently experiencing a political, social, and economic evolution in how it treats cannabis. Legal cannabis markets are no longer in their infancy and are proving to be a significant source of jobs, tax revenue, and economic stimulation in states that were early to embrace its potential. State regulations and licensing programs are also proving to be more effective at keeping cannabis out of the hands of minors than the illegal actors who inevitably serve cannabis consumers in states still operating under prohibition policies.