Hypocrisy reigns in ArizonaÂ as the oppositionÂ to cannabis legalization acceptsÂ big donations from the alcohol industry.Â Cannabis legalization is expected to decrease alcohol consumption; therefore,Â “pot prohibitionists” are supported by theÂ Arizona Wine and Spirits Wholesale Association.
This is pertinent news for CaliforniaÂ where cannabis consumption is expected to increaseÂ as cannabis culture grows. These growths are encouraged as theÂ newÂ legalization campaign learns from past failure. TheirÂ new effortÂ reaches out to minority demographics, educates church leaders, and protects young people.
Colorado police are using Craigslist to look for cannabis transactions. While illegal to sell cannabis without a licenseÂ it is hard for people outside of the industry to know where the law applies. Police are asking lawmakers to stop changing cannabis laws. Consequently, new legalization allowsÂ small communitiesÂ to see cannabis’s benefits as well as its costs.
CannabisÂ legalization still contentious in Oregon counties while a new poll in Maine shows 55% support for legalization. These results are a fewÂ of many difficulties facing the new cannabis industry.
News from Canada shows opposition parties calling for a debate on legalizing cannabis. Despite this promising news speculation must wait as nothing has been discussed formally. Prime Minister Trudeau’sÂ hypocritical statements and require anÂ explanationÂ of cannabis law.