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At the start of 2020, recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states for adults 21+, and legal for medical use in 33 states.

However, federal law, which supersedes state law, says that the sale, cultivation, and use of cannabis for any reason is illegal.

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Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, indicating it is considered more dangerous than Schedule 2 cocaine and meth.

This classification means the government sees no medical value and high abuse potential. To date, no deaths have been tied directly to the use of marijuana.


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