In order to bypass lawmakers notably averse to risk, ballot initiatives and grassroots movements have been the catalysts behind legalization in all states thus far. It saw Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, California, and even the District of Columbia following Washington and Colorado to legalize recreational cannabis, or at least decriminalize the possession of small amounts. The point may just tip in 2018, however, that moment when it becomes impossible for lawmakers to ignore the…"Will Marijuana Finally Take Over in 2018?"
When Colorado decided to legalize marijuana, it caused a “reversal” of sorts. Opioid overdose rates, particularly fatalities, began declining throughout the state. This is according to new data published in the American Journal of Public Health, which lists the study’s authors as Alexander C. Wagenaar, Chris Delcher, Tracey E. Barnett and Melvin D. Livingston. According to this research team, “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than six percent…"Study Finds Legal Marijuana Saving Lives in Colorado"
Stoner merchandise is about to hit the cannabis market, particularly as lawmakers recently blocked attempts to ban cannabis advertising. According to recent commentary by Fast Co., “The marijuana industry never had room for professional design while stuck in the criminal sector.” For this reason, weed merchandise remained largely limited to stereotypical Rastafarian wares and cheesy t-shirts. However, now that legalization is spreading to various states throughout the United States, a brand new lifestyle movement…"Legalization Spreads to United States Runways"