A few years back, after years of back-and-forth among powers that be and powers that just wanted to be, the state legislature passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana.
Almost immediately, trouble began. A substantial percentage of the population was against it, and the law had a lot of caveats in it. ONe of those caveats limited the number of medical cannabis farms. Right away, a process was put in place to have farms apply to be the official medical marijuana farms for the state. I think they were allowing five. Soon, the five were chosen, but that was not to be. The medical cannabis farms were not allowed to produce because shortly after the five were chosen, there was a lawsuit. Apparently, not a single approved grower of medical weed was a minority. The lawsuit brought the medical marijuana business to a standstill. There were dozens of people financially and legally ready to open up medical cannabis stores all over the state, but with no product to sell, they couldn’t very well open, could they? The next troublemakers in the line of the medical marijuana melee were the marijuana users themselves. The law did not allow for products that could be smoked. Medical marijuana would be limited to edibles, oils and tinctures, CBD tablets and creams, and the like. Again, another lawsuit. The legislators thought that smoking medical marijuana was really just a way to legitimize being a druggie. They feared recreational marijuana would not be far behind, and perhaps they are right. I haven’t noticed any particular problems with medical marijuana being legalized, so recreational marijuana stores are next in the pipeline, I am sure.