Pardon the pun, but you could say expectations are high around the country that this could be the biggest year ever for marijuana legalization.
Consumers and legislators are seeing green
To recap, the past two decades haven’t been too shabby for marijuana supporters. Some 23 states, as well as Washington, D.C., now allow for physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for specific ailments, and four states — Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska — plus D.C. now allow for the sale of recreational marijuana to adults ages 21 and up. Even a decade ago the thought of marijuana being legal anywhere would have been somewhat far-fetched, but it’s a reality now in four states, and perhaps more by the end of the year.
Being an election year, multiple grassroots campaigns are working hard to obtain the appropriate number of signatures and support to get a cannabis initiative or referendum on their states’ ballots for November. Nevada has already obtained enough signatures to get a ballot initiative in front of voters, and it seems likely that Ohio, California, and perhaps as many…