Marijuana legalization in the United States may be influenced by other nations
Another “important” state that has recently legalized recreational cannabis is New York. The legalization of cannabis in New York has been a topic of debate for many years now, but it seems that lawmakers have finally come to an agreement when passing legislation. Once New York has legalized recreational cannabis, it is predicted to be a future major turning point in the United States’ stance on marijuana legalization.
What may be contributing to the United States’ rapidly expanding legalization of both medicinal and recreational cannabis is the spreading trend of cannabis legalization in other countries as well. Canada recently became the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis, and many more countries are expected to follow suit in the next few years. With so much momentum behind marijuana legalization, it seems inevitable that the United States will eventually join the ranks of countries with legal cannabis.
Cannabis legalization still has a long way to go in America
However, marijuana legalization is still a controversial topic in the United States, and it will likely be some years before the federal government fully legalizes cannabis. In the meantime, individual states are taking matters into their own hands and passing their own laws regarding cannabis legalization.
As of 2018, nine states plus Washington D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana, and more are following in their steps. Unfortunately, the process of new legislation coming into effect is not an overnight journey. It takes time and, more often than not, a lot of back and forth between opposing parties.
The good news? The United States is on the right track with marijuana legalization, and is moving in a progressive direction. Luckily, California is one of the states who has legalized recreational marijuana dispensary.
Our dispensary in Lemon Grove, The Boulevard, has a team of experienced budtenders who will be more than happy to assist you with your cannabis shopping. If you have more questions or are interested in trying weed products, stop by our San Diego dispensary (we’re open 7 days a week) or visit our website.