A few years ago, after so many years of back-and-forth among powers that be plus powers that simply wanted to be, the state legislature eventually passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana.
Almost instantly, so much trouble began.
A large percentage of the population was actually against it, plus the law had a great deal 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’m pretty sure they were allowing maybe four, and soon, those four were chosen. That was not to be. The medical cannabis farms were not permitted to produce because soon after the four were chosen, there was a pretty sizable lawsuit. Evidently, not a single one of approved growers of medical weed was a minority. The lawsuit brought the medical marijuana business to a complete standstill. There were dozens of people financially plus legally ready to open up medical cannabis stores all over the state, however with no product to sell, they couldn’t open, could they? The next troublemakers in the line of the medical marijuana melee were the users of the cannabis products themselves. The law did not allow for products that could be smoked. Medical marijuana basically would be limited to edibles, oils plus tinctures, CBD tablets plus creams, plus the like. Again, another lawsuit came from this. The legislators were under the impression that smoking medical marijuana was just a way to legitimize being a total druggie. They feared recreational marijuana would follow up fast, plus perhaps they are right. I haven’t noticed any particular setbacks with medical marijuana being legalized, so recreational marijuana stores are easily next in the pipeline, I am sure.