More Than 148 Million Americans Live In a State With Effective Medical Marijuana Laws

"In all, more than 148 million Americans — about 47% of the U.S. population — now live in the 23 states, or the federal district, with effective medical marijuana laws. Eighty-five percent live in a state that has some form of medical cannabis legislation on the books."


Marijuana Policy Project, "State by State Medical Marijuana Laws 2015 with a December 2016 Supplement - How to Remove the Threat of Arrest," (Washington, DC: MPP, March 2017), p. 10, last accessed April 26, 2017.