Although Americans are increasingly supportive of legalized marijuana and several states have already legalized recreational use of pot, Tennessee is unlikely to pass such laws in the near future, according to a report published by 24/7 Wall St.
Tennessee is the ninth least-likely state to legalize marijuana, 24/7 Wall St. says.
The site reviewed marijuana laws and penalties state-by-state to come up with the rankings, which also named Alabama as the least-likely state to legalize marijuana overall. Other states in the rankings include No. 2 Arkansas, No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Idaho, No. 5 Indiana, No. 6 Kansas, No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 8 South Dakota and No. 10 Utah.
In the report, 24/7 Wall St. identified marijuana use among Tennesseans as “relatively rare”: 9.9 percent of state residents older than 12 have used it recently, compared to the nationwide rate of 12.3 percent. The site notes, “Despite low usage rates, marijuana arrest rates in Tennessee are among the highest in the nation. For every 100,000 state residents, there are (continue reading)