The headlines were blaring: Biden’s pick for drug czar worked as an advisor for a weed company last year!
The simple point is it is time for cannabis to enjoy its rightful status as a federally legal substance and not simply a ‘step-child’ industry without the same rights that other regulated legal industries enjoy.
I have a love hate relationship with Amazon. I love the ease, I order constantly from books to candles to pillowcases. I shop at Whole Foods almost exclusively. I struggle with the company not paying its fair share to Uncle Sam.
Starting next year, the recreational sale of marijuana for adults was legalized as of today after years of beating around the bush. New Yorkers will additionally be allowed to cultivate marijuana for personal use and medical marijuana companies can begin selling whole lower instead of cannabis extracts.
How can California right the ship and get the industry back on track? We could stand to learn from Missouri, which currently allows medical cannabis, and is seeking to add non-medical, adult-use cannabis licensing.