Marijuana has slowly been gaining legal status one state at a time. This November, Americans in five states will have the opportunity to vote for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Those states are Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada. Another four states—Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota— will vote on legalizing medical marijuana.
Recently, the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) took their enthusiastic stance on legalization to the political arena by discussing it at the Democratic National Convention. Politicians and pot industry executives alike had the chance to address the issue in an attempt to convince those voting states to pass their bills.