It’s funny to watch how American’s taste for a certain topic changes over time. Gay marriage is a great example of this. Since the country’s founding and for well over two hundred years, a dominant majority of Americans believed that two men or two women should not be able to marry one another. It’s hard to overstate how strong that sentiment was, but up until a few years ago it really was the majority of people and it didn’t look like it was going anywhere. Then all of a sudden, the tide changed, people started saying that they should be married, and within no time at all the Supreme Court had determined that marriage was between any two people who loved one another. The winds changed quickly and decisively and there’s been no looking back.
The same thing is starting to happen with the marijuana industry. For the longest time over the past half century, a majority of people have believed that marijuana use is something that should be illegal. People have produced untruthful propaganda about what marijuana use does to a person, and they’ve lobbied their politicians to keep it that way. But about a decade ago things started to change, and they’ve been changing every since. Not only have exactly half the states in the country now legalized it’s use for medical purposes, with Ohio being the latest, but more and more states are legalizing its use recreationally as well.
Thanks to all of these changes, there’s never a shortage of marijuana news in the United States today. If you just type those two words into a search engine you’re bound to get dozens upon dozens of articles and blog posts that were just posted today. You’ll be able to read about how battles over tax dollars are going in the state of Colorado, how states are doing with legal recreational marijuana and how they’re trying to regulate it, how certain states will never legalize its use, how people are still being arrested for in states where it’s not legal, and so much more. The news stories just go on and on and on, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Of course, the biggest story over the next couple of days is going be centered around Ohio. The Ohio cannabis laws are changing in a little over a day, and at that time it’s going to be legal for Ohioans to purchase marijuana with a medical license. As was mentioned earlier, Ohio is going to be the twenty-fifth state to make this legal, but it’s certainly not going to be the last. Wherever you go online, you’re going to be reading snippets from Ohioan politicians and consumers talking about how they think this is going to change their state. At the end of the day, however, what states like Colorado have learned is that it changes relatively little. People might be able to get marijuana more easily, but the state keeps humming along. If you want up to date information about this issue, please visit OhioCannabis.com.