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The Push for Legal Weed Faces Hostile Ground in Red States

Staunchly conservative states are hesitant to loosening marijuana rules

Weed legalization advocates are running out of friendly territory.

The movement has swept the country over the last decade: Nearly half of Americans now live in a state where anyone at least 21 years old can legally possess and purchase marijuana.

Legal weed sales are slated to top $35 billion this year — and are expected to surpass $70 billion by 2030, according to New Frontier Data.

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