We recently took a trip around the Pacific Northwest to do some “research” into the legalization of marijuana in the United States and cannabis startups. What we saw was shocking to say the least. In a good way. At least what we can remember of what we saw. Things have gone from zero to “full blown cannabis industry” in almost no time at all.
On April 20, 2017, the National District Attorneys Association announced that it had released “Marijuana Policy: The State and Local Prosecutors’ Perspective,” a white paper that argues federal drug policy should be enforced in state-legal marijuana markets in the United States.
On April 19, 2017, the California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions advised judges in California that holding a financial interest in any marijuana-related venture, whether medical or recreational, would violate the California Code of Judicial Ethics.
On April 20, 2017, Quinnipiac University announced the results of its latest national poll and found that 60% of American voters believe marijuana use should be legalized in the United States, the greatest level of federal legalization support ever recorded by Quinnipiac.