More than 40 U.S. states could legalize some form of cannabis by the end of 2020, further straining the contradictions of federal illegality, Mona Zhang writes in Politico.

The piece also has updates on possible REC legalization in New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana and South Dakota. MED is on the table in some of the country’s most conservative states: Kansas, Idaho and Mississippi.

  • REC won’t be legalized in Ohio or Florida this year. Marijuana Policy Project‘s Matthew Schweich said campaigns cost less money in smaller states and each comes with two U.S. Senators.