Several marijuana legalization ballots have been proposed for the 2022 election in November, including Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. Although the marijuana industry did not achieve its goal of nationwide legalization by 2020, its current strategy targets the center of the country. Then the rest of the nation will need to follow suit, so they think.
If Missouri passes legalization and Wisconsin activists get their way, it will mess up Governor JB Pritzker’s plan to make Illinois the cannabis capital of the Midwest. He depends on out-of-staters, who purchase at least 30% of the weed in Illinois, to prop up his struggling program. Cannabis stores near the borders of Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky can make the most money. Continue reading Marijuana Industry targets center of country in 2022 ballots
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx works on finding ways not to hold people in Chicago accountable for egregious mistakes. Her administration makes it legally acceptable to commit some crimes, including shoplifting and theft of less than $1000. Making drug crimes ok is her latest campaign. Continue reading Kim Foxx’s Solution is Worse than the Problem
Social justice failure of legalizing weed
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exposed the fact that marijuana legalization fails as a social justice issue. https://youtu.be/kW7fWM04Uyc The Congresswoman spoke to the House Committee on Financial Services on February 13, 2019. She pointed out that 81% of dispensaries in Colorado are owned by whites, and that only 3% of dispensaries in Massachusetts are minority owned. Representative Ocasio-Cortez spoke at a House committee meeting discussing access to banking services for the marijuana industry.
Senate considers SAFE Banking Act
Senator Mike Crapo and the Senate Banking Committee are now considering the SAFE Banking Act. According to a secret recording of April 2018, Ukrainian businessman Lev Parnas urged President Trump to support the SAFE Banking Act. It is assumed that Parnas wanted to own or invest in American marijuana businesses. Continue reading AOC and Senator Crapo Hold key to marijuana Banking
On October 23, a 21-year-old woman drove through a California neighborhood and rear ended a cyclist riding in front of her. The cyclist died at the scene, but the driver survived. Police detected the strong smell of marijuana in her car.
Police charged the driver, Korina Machuca, with DUI and vehicular homicide. Detectives in Fresno County say they’ve seen a rise in drug-related crashes. Last year they had 54 drug-related crashes, but this year 141 crashes involved drugs.
Tracing bicycle deaths of 3 children and 5 adults killed by marijuana-impaired drivers shows how justice for victims is reduced after marijuana decriminalization and legalization.
Continue reading Marijuana-impaired drivers pose threat to bicyclists