California USA – The California Cannabis Coalition has started offering memberships to citizens and public entities that are interested in following the emerging cannabis laws in California and around the nation. The California Cannabis Club is the California wing of a 50-state nonpartisan coalition of educated, successful, geographically diverse, professionals who believe that cannabis prohibition is a self-destructive and hypocritical policy that undermines the American family, sends a mixed and false message to our young people, and destroys the cherished principles of personal liberty and local self-government. The prominent role of women in the effort to end marijuana prohibition is pivotal, necessary, and long overdue. Please find more information on NORML on it’s website.
California at the beginning of the month opened the world’s biggest legal market for recreational marijuana — following voters’ decision in 2016 to legalize pot for recreational purposes and allow sales of the drug.
Then, after Sessions announced his new marijuana policy, Vermont legislators, with the support of Republican Gov. Phil Scott, legalized marijuana for recreational use. The law won’t allow sales — only possession and growing. But it’s a big move because Vermont is now the first state to have legalized marijuana through its legislature.
It may be easy to dismiss what California did because of the state’s previous medical marijuana system, in which just about anyone could stroll down to Venice Beach in Los Angeles, pay $40 or so for a medical marijuana card, and legally buy some cannabis.
But there is a vast difference in scale between Venice Beach’s local medical pot shops and the burgeoning multi-state marijuana industry that can arise from full legalization. The consequences will be not just economic, but political too.
The new big marijuana industry, just like any other for-profit industry, wants to grow. The obvious pathway to doing that is legalizing pot in the dozens of states where it remains illegal. With many more customers thanks to California’s decision alone, the industry will have more profits to carry out the political campaigning and lobbying.
Information on The California Cannabis Coalition can be obtained by contacting Robert of the Cannabis Club and Bureau of Cannabis Control