How Medical Marijuana Is Opening The Door To Recreational Cannabis

January 12th, 2019 by admin Leave a reply »

On October 17, 2018, Canada will become the first G-7 Country to allow citizens to consume recreational marijuana. This is the fulfillment of a campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the culmination of the cultural normalization of cannabis that has been ongoing since medical marijuana was approved in 2002. While this is a tremendous event for the cannabis industry in Canada, it is by no means the end of the story and it is fair to say that trends across the globe would indicate that Canada will not be alone in legalization for very long.

An employee displays cannabis buds for a photograph at the CannTrust Holding Inc. Niagara Perpetual Harvest facility in Pelham, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

For many of our readers, the trend in the United States is personally the most pertinent. We have discussed why we predict that the US will likely not be far behind Canada here. We will not rehash the feedback loop that is in place in the US and, in our opinion, leads towards more relaxed views and laws concerning cannabis.  However, similar trends in voter perception, political willpower, and legislature construction that we see here in the US are present in countries worldwide.

Medical marijuana is an early sign of the change in the view of cannabis.  As we discussed in our prior article, medical marijuana normalizes the social view of cannabis from a drug that is inherently dangerous to

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