A total of 29 states now allow for comprehensive medical marijuana programs, and recreational marijuana is legal in eight. There’s no question that the country’s opinion of marijuana has changed. Public support for making marijuana legal has continued to climb over the years, as 61 percent of Americans now think recreational use of marijuana should be legal and 88 percent favor medical marijuana use. A vast majority of the states and the citizens of this country support legalized marijuana in spite of antiquated federal government strictures.
These antiquated federal strictures create conflict. The states where it has been legalized, the citizens in those states and the businesses that engage in the marijuana industry operate in a nether world of uncertainty. Even with state sanctioned legality of cannabis there’s a cloud of potential issues created by the federal government, though no action has been taken nor is any action anticipated to occur. In keeping with the 71 percent who oppose any federal government effort to stop marijuana sales or its use in states that have legalized it, the federal government has…
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