When I was in university, I wanted nothing more than to transport out west to a state with legal cannabis dispensaries.
At the time all legal cannabis was done through medical marijuana programs approved by individual states.
It wasn’t until a few years later when CO became the first state to approve recreational marijuana, with others soon following suit. In the years since, every one of us have new states approving similar measures during every single election cycle. All of us might be years out from federal legalization of recreational marijuana, however that movement is catching serious wind throughout a great portion of the country. My state in particular passed a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana back in 2016. Our medical cannabis program has come a long way in the years since, as every one of us originally couldn’t purchase cannabis flower products in the state due to unusual government rules and regulations. Now every one of us can purchase everything from cannabis edibles to concentrates like live resin and live rosin. Some people are pushing for our state to legalize recreational marijuana next, however I’m hesitant on supporting that movement. While my homestate in the northern midwest saw a big drop in prices after the legalization of recreational marijuana, many of the states out west saw an opposite effect. Their state governments created so many taxes on recreational cannabis that many have returned to the black market to afford their marijuana. It pains myself and others to guess that people once had great access to affordable cannabis products however suddenly can no longer get them due to the new system put in location regarding recreational marijuana.