Legalization of cannabis will be considered in several U.S. states in 2020. States considered likely to legalize it for any adult use included Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York.
At the beginning of 2020, 11 U.S. states had fully legalized cannabis, creating a “quasi post-Prohibition landscape” according to CNN. Politico reported that the number of states with some form of legalization could reach 40 by year’s end. This remained at odds with Federal prohibition at the beginning of the year (see List of Schedule I drugs (US)), although the House of Representatives held hearings in January on bills that could reschedule the substance or deschedule it entirely.