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"It seems that almost daily we're hearing about some new progress that one state or another's house or senate is passing some legislation," Matthew Abel, the founder and senior partner of Cannabis Council, PLC, said about ongoing marijuana and medical marijuana legalization.

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Medical marijuana activist Tim Beck hoists a joint up as he addresses the hundreds of people assembled for, "Hash Bash," an annual gathering of marijuana rights supporters, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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A supporter of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana donned buttons during this year's, "Hash Bash" in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Marijuana users smoke openly during this year's, "Hash Bash" in Ann Arbor.

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Marijuana supporters gather at this year's, "Hash Bash," in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Medical marijuana activist Tim Beck stands in his home in Detroit on April 30, 2013.

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"Medical marijuana has been such a blessing for me," Brandy Zink, a medical marijuana patient and advocate, said. Zink, who uses medical marijuana to help control her epilepsy, works as a legal secretary and receptionist at Cannabis Council, PLC, in Detroit.

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Buttons proclaiming support of medical marijuana line the walls inside the offices of Cannabis Council, PLC, in Detroit.

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Brandy Zink, a medical marijuana patient and advocate, works as a legal secretary and receptionist at the law firm Cannabis Council, PLC, Detroit.

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"Medical marijuana has been such a blessing for me," Brandy Zink, a medical marijuana patient and advocate, said.

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Holice Wood, a medical marijuana user, prepares marijuana before rolling a joint.

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"I got my card because I believe all use of marijuana is medicinal," Holice Wood, a medical marijuana user said.

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"I got my card because I believe all use of marijuana is medicinal," Holice Wood, a medical marijuana user said.

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Wood runs an organization called TRANSLove Energies in Detroit. The group, which he describes as a private medical marijuana compassion club, is closed to the public.

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"If marijuana has medical effects for someone with cancer, why wouldn't I be able to experience those effects?" Holice Wood, a medical marijuana user said.

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