Chart of the Week: Momentum Building for Marijuana Legalization Via Ballot Measures

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By Becky Olson and John Schroyer

Marijuana legalization measures are appearing in front of voters at the highest level in history, with more initiatives to legalize medical or recreational cannabis making state ballots in the past five years than in the entire previous decade.

Since 2010, 14 state-level legalization measures have been put before voters, including five tied to recreational marijuana (one of them in Washington DC). Seven of those measures were approved by voters.

That compares…

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