Prediction: Here Are the 5 States That Will Legalize Marijuana Last

Every year, it seems like more and more states legalize marijuana. California implemented their recreational law this year, and Vermont and Massachusetts will follow later this year. And while there will probably be a few more states that add their name to the list this November, there are some states that may never change their laws.

Here are the five states that will likely legalize marijuana last:

5. Nebraska

Nebraska is no friend to marijuana. In addition to harsh penalties related to cannabis offenses, the state also sued Colorado for legalizing marijuana. The state’s also engaged in a heated contest over medical marijuana that may or may not reach the ballot this year. Considering the difficulty to even get medical marijuana, it’s probably a lost cause for recreational.

4. Wyoming

Wyoming is perhaps one of the most backwards states when it comes to marijuana. While most states have penalties for possession of cannabis, Wyoming punishes the use of the drug as well. The state legislature has refused to pass medical marijuana bills, and cannabis advocates haven’t received enough signatures to put the issue onto a ballot initiative. There’s just not enough momentum for the movement.

3. Idaho

Even some very conservative states have at the very least legalized cannabis oil that contains no THC. Not Idaho. If they can’t even allow that, how on earth are they going to get support for full-on legalization?

2. Indiana

The state of Indiana didn’t allow alcohol on Sundays until last week. You really think they’re suddenly going to go gung-ho for marijuana legalization?

1. Alabama

Alabama isn’t known for being the most progressive of states, and it won’t be very progressive when it comes to marijuana either. The state has one of the lowest cannabis usage rates in the country, partly due to the harsh penalties you can receive from using it. Considering how little support the issue has here, it won’t get legalization for a very long time.


'South Park' is well known for satirizing pretty much everything happening in current pop culture, and the cannabis industry is no exception. Last week, the popular adult cartoon released a satirical ad for their fictional cannabis brand, Tegridy Farms. The mock brand was originally introduced in a South Park episode that aired last October on the same day that Canada moved to legalize recreational cannabis nationwide. The new Tegridy Farms ad takes shots at the current landscape of the cannabis industry by claiming that it's being run by "a bunch of young corporate banker types" who pretend to be interested in repairing the wrongs done by the War on Drugs, but they're really only interested in making "an easy buck for themselves." "Fuck those guys," says the video's narrator.

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