The effort to get medical marijuana legalization on the Ohio ballot this fall just got one step closer to success. The measure proposed by Ohioans for Medical Marijuana — backed by Marijuana Policy Project — was certified as having “fair and truthful” language last week by state Attorney General Mike Dewine.
Although voters in the state of Alaska approved recreational cannabis legalization in 2014, it is still missing something that is available in Washington, Colorado and Oregon: retail sales. But the ability of an adult to walk into a store and buy some marijuana legally should be coming by the end of the year, according to authorities there.
A new poll shows that even though most registered U.S. voters support the legalization of cannabis, they don’t feel the same about any other illegal drugs.
While 59% of respondents favored decriminalizing marijuana, 52% supported its legalization for recreational use. When the questions moved to the medical use of illicit drugs, cannabis received 68% support.
The marijuana industry is new and exciting and that’s why so many investors and entrepreneurs want to get in on the “ground floor.” But there are several things you should take into account before making that leap.
The most important thing to take into consideration is the legality of cannabis, something that really doesn’t come into play in most industries. Even heavily regulated products that are sold at the retail level basically have uniform regulations no matter where you are in the U.S. This is not the case with cannabis products.