September 6, 2015

Pot has gone mainstream in the U.S.

The culture around cannabis is changing for recreational use

By Emi Sasagawa and Kelcie Johnson, News21

Ten years ago, it would have been improbable to bring together people to consume cannabis in a large-scale event like this. But the two-day trade show was one of dozens of marijuana-focused events taking place throughout the country this year. And as more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, the more it becomes a part of American mainstream culture.

Public opinion around marijuana in the U.S. has shifted in the last decade. In 2010, 41 percent of Americans supported legalization, according to a Pew Research Center report. By 2015, 53 percent favored it.
Updated 9:15 pm, Sunday, September 6, 2015

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