Brittney’s situation was on the forefront of my mind as I watched the U.S. returns coming in from the five states that had ballot initiatives on adult cannabis legalization… voters in Missouri and Maryland said “Yes!” while Arkansas and North and South Dakota rejected adult legalization.
Juxtaposing the Two Scenarios is Jaw-Dropping!
What we have going on in the United States is light-years ahead of the draconian cannabis laws in Russia and other places in the world like Singapore, China and Saudi Arabia.
And earlier this week it was announced that long anticipated federal legislation is expected to be introduced before the end of the year that could lift a combo of financial restrictions for cannabis businesses and also provide meaningful changes in what’s called “social equity” …that is setting aside licenses for dispensaries, producers and growers to benefit those communities (i.e. the Black community) historically harmed by the war on drugs – and specifically the war on cannabis!
We could moan and groan about the molasses pace this evolution is taking but, when you look at other parts of the world, the United States is, in fact, a global leader and role model for cannabis legalization.