15 Largest Cities That Have Decriminalized Marijuana

There are currently eight states (Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada) in America that have legalized marijuana. But that still leaves 42 states where marijuana is still illegal in the United States. Luckily, a handful of cities have taken the step to de-criminalize marijuana even though their states have not done so.

Here are the 15 largest cities in non-legal states that have passed marijuana decriminalization:

15. Grand Rapids, Michigan

Population: 196,445

14. Orlando, Florida

Population: 277,173

13. Toledo, Ohio

Population: 278,508

12. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Population: 303,625

11. Tampa, Florida

Population: 377,165

10. Wichita, Kansas

Population: 389,902

9. New Orleans, Louisiana

Population: 391,495

8. Miami, Florida

Population: 453,579

7. Atlanta, Georgia

Population: 472,522

6. Kansas City, Missouri

Population: 481,420

5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Population: 595,047

4. Detroit, Michigan

Population: 672,795

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Population: 1,567,872

2. Houston, Texas

Population: 2,303,482

1. Chicago, Illinois

Population: 2,704,958


Nowadays, would your parents still be upset if they caught you consuming cannabis? Parents these days have much more progressive opinions on cannabis, and perhaps if they caught their kids consuming, they wouldn't necessarily punish them. While some parents still want their children to wait until the legal age to consume (if they choose to do so, at all), others don't believe it would be the end of the world if they "caught" their kids smoking pot earlier than that.

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