The trend toward legalizing recreational marijuana

The question of whether pot should be legal is a big theme on state ballots this year
NPR (United States)
Saturday, November 5, 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she plans to vote in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. "I will vote for it, but I have not made a public statement about it until right this very second," Pelosi, who represents the district that serves San Francisco, told the Los Angeles Times. Pelosi's stance on the issue makes her one of the highest ranking politicians in a relatively small group openly supporting legalization of the drug for recreational use. It's more common for lawmakers to support its medical use. (See also: Here's where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on marijuana legalization)