It feels like the country has been waiting for the 2020 election since – well, the day the 2016 election was called. And now, almost halfway through 2019, we are rapidly coming back into that cycle. As a news junkie and cannabis advocate, I feel that the herb will come into play during the 2020 election in three different ways.
Tag: Legality of Cannabis
For decades, the war on drugs has had a significant impact on our City, with a disproportionate impact on distinct communities within our City. Even today, a low-level marijuana possession offense can negatively affect many areas of a person’s life, including employment and education opportunities, qualification for government benefits and programs, ability to travel, and immigration status proceedings.
Recently Denver established Social Consumption regulations that have been in flux since the licenses had been created. Only two in town have made it to market so far and The Coffee Joint stands tall as the one-and-only legal, social, cannabis consumption location. The challenge for many entrepreneurs entering the market lie with investment and these regulations that determine location and operations.
With this year’s midterm elections behind us, it’s now time to wait until the measures we voted for become law. While Colorado voters pondered hemp legislation, other states had much bigger nugs to toke – Michigan, for example, joined us in legalization while North Dakota voted to stay away. If you’re not fortunate enough to live in one of 33 states that at least allow medical consumption, here’s the best way to get involved and change that.
With the legal and reliable supplies are regionally available, travelers make their way into Denver from across the globe to check out flourishing products, new research, and the dankest sap in town. The market is well-regulated and accountability is key on every end; safe, ethical products for responsible consumption.