End of Cannabis Prohibition?
We all want to see cannabis legal in the United States. Do you think the end of Federal Cannabis Prohibition is at a tipping point with the elections less than two weeks away?
The decriminalization of recreational cannabis use in California could be a milestone towards ending the drug’s prohibition nationally, it has been suggested. Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco, told the New York Times: “If we’re successful, it’s the beginning of the end of the war on marijuana.”
California, Massachusetts and Maine have recreation legalization on the November 8th ballots. Polls indicate that legislations will pass. Legalisation of recreational cannabis has already taken place in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Experts believe decriminalization in California could present a strong challenge to the federal government’s cannabis ban. Potentially the entire west coast of the United States could see legal cannabis use by 2017 and this really excites me. Sixty percent of Californians suggested the drug should be legal compared to 34 per cent who opposed the idea, according to Ballotpedia’s average of polls.
I’m extremely hopeful that this will occur. If this is not the case we will continue to push for recreation legalization and grow rights here in Connecticut. Stay tuned to see what plays out on November 8th!!!