Polls continue to show Americans favor legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis for adult use, and each year more cities throughout the United States move forward with their own legislation to regulate the herb. 2017 brought both disappointments (like the rescinding of marijuana decriminalization in Nashville and Memphis in April) and victories to cannabis activists at local levels. To help you brainstorm for your next cannabis-friendly destination, here is every American city that legalized (or decriminalized) marijuana in 2017.
In November of 2017, Denver city officials implemented the voter-backed ordinance for consuming cannabis in public social settings that passed in 2016. However, there are still rules against smoking weed out in the open; the ordinance only allows the vaping and eating of marijuana in businesses with the proper permit. Athens, Ohio
In November of 2017, voters passed a new ordinance to remove fines and court costs for misdemeanor marijuana offenders. Atlanta, Georgia
In October of 2017, the city council of Atlanta voted 15-0 in favor of decriminalizing marijuana within the city limits. The decision reduces the penalty for possessing up to one