As you know - and in case you do not, you should - transporting cannabis or other products containing THC outside the state is prohibited, even if both states legalized it in some or all forms. Unfortunately, some patients whose well being depends on cannabis have trouble leaving their state and medicine for a prolonged period of time.
How could a government decision to legalize marijuana in the whole country improve the life of Americans?
1. Benefits for medical patients. A resident of any state will be able to receive decent and safe treatment at any time anywhere in the 50 states. Families will no longer be forced move to a state where marijuana is legal due to a medical need of a family member.
2. Lower prices. In connection with the opening of new markets, there will be more players on the market who will subsequently offer goods at a more competitive price.
3. Wide product range. Since companies that create marijuana infused products, concentrates, or grow flower can not transport them across state lines, consumers are limited to what is made in their state only. If the borders were to be opened, everyone could enjoy a greater choice in cannabis and mips.
4. Pharmaceuticals and research. Easier access to the healing qualities of cannabis and the ability to do uninhibited research is priceless. The progress of the whole field of using marijuana for medical purposes will make a tremendous leap.
5. Work. Currently many companies pursue a policy of not employing or dismissing people who consume marijuana for recreational or medical purposes. Taking it off the substance list will provide more opportunities for personal freedom and human rights, and make sure the companies respect individual free will and the right of self-determination.
6. Taxes, Financing, Investment. Due to federal restrictions, large financial institutions are afraid to come near the cannabis industry. That means no low interest loans to grow. The customers can’t even use their credit cards, which means a cash only business, which, in turn, requires more security and more spending cots.
But that’s just a tip of the iceberg. The more important point is that cannabis is and will always be bought - the only difference is where will the profits go. Will the taxes from its sale go to resolve local budgetary issues or will there be no profits at all with money going to criminals? Legal cannabis means taxes, accountability, and most importantly - jobs. And lots of them.
It is up to you to decide whether cannabis should become legal on the federal level. Just make sure your decision is based on facts.