US reflects on the pros, cons of legal cannabis ahead of 420

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To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed. America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. Yet cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and it still has many opponents. Here’s a look at what some advocates and critics have to say about the state of marijuana in the U.S. today: JOY HOLLINGSWORTH, SHELTON, WASHINGTON Family owns a marijuana farm south of Seattle, where they grow about 9,000 plants and employ 30 people at peak harvesting. US reflects on the pros, cons of legal cannabis ahead of 420

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