The handwritings been on the wall for some time now. Once the advent of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes came into existence, the evolution of decriminalization and recreational use, was on its way – now it’s arrived.
Although restrictions have not been lifted in all 50 states, the idea of prohibition steadily reveals itself well, as silly. I’ve continued to update an item I did a couple years ago, but I felt an entire new item was needed, as progress doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Three other states will soon join them after recently passing measures permitting use of medical marijuana. Eight states and the District of Columbia have adopted more expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
This past November, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and California joined Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Montana, North Dakota, Arkansas and Florida all voted to legalize medical marijuana. See more here… http://www.forbes.com/sites/datadesign/2016/11/11/legal-marijuana-and-a-higher-minimum-wage-states-that-passed-key-ballot-measures-in-2016/#d107c1b7cb9f
The “Hollyweed” photo above is a result of “vandals” on New Year’s Eve 2016 in California. I started documenting the cannabis transition in 2002. Today there are hedge-fund guys selling packages for people to invest in “penny stocks.” http://pro.moneymappress.com/NVXMJ39TMRSHORT/PNVXT159/?iris=611885&ad=zb1a-mm2-wht2ak0n.pYGBTvCuwg–&test_id=1483732928584&_ga=1.70445456.1009197407.1484229125&h=true
The links above and those below have more info. This is an update of what many have long known, to attribute to efforts in moving this agenda forward, for the sake of humanity and economics.
UPDATE 4/2/17 John Oliver put’s dynamics of marijuana legalization in perspective on his show “Last Week Tonight”… https://www.yahoo.com/tv/john-oliver-pushes-for-marijuana-legalization-on-the-federal-level-081823154.html
UPDATE 4/17/17 Taken from YAHOO re: the community of America’s evolved acceptance of marijuana use… https://www.yahoo.com/news/weed-hits-home-new-yahoo-newsmarist-poll-parents-children-surprisingly-open-pot-use-091457209.html
UPDATE 8/24/17 Taken from the Boston Globe regarding minorities owning a cannabis business… https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/23/legal-pot-was-called-opportunity-for-business-owners-color-but-barriers-remain/v9eqE92XcSCCyxhYeTptVP/story.html
UPDATE 2/6/18 On Medicinal Marijuana & Legalization in Virginia… http://wtkr.com/2018/02/06/virginia-senate-unanimously-passes-medical-marijuana-bill/