I remember throwing a huge party on Legalization Day.
That was the end result of years worth of work trying to change the laws.
It is so stupid that pot was ever illegal to begin with. If you weren’t already aware, marijuana was banned due to political pressure from the tobacco industry. They basically bullied and bribed all the right lawmakers until they could get cannabis officially outlawed, because it was the biggest threat to their profits. The hemp plant is so much more useful and versatile than tobacco that the only way to curtail it was to get it banned. It was very gratifying to finally have legal access to cannabis products. Of course we didn’t have a legal medical cannabis dispensary in town yet, but that would come in time. Thanks to the new state laws I could order cannabis products from the big city and have them shipped to my house. It is still a violation of federal law to send cannabis products across state lines, so I can’t mail them to my friends across the country, but I can order them for myself no problem. In terms of having cannabis products shipped, I usually buy flowers because they are so lightweight. Cannabis drinks and edibles are just as potent, but they are heavier and thus much more expensive to ship. It will save me a lot of money once we get our own medical cannabis store in this area, and I don’t have to get anything shipped. One day I hope they get rid of all medical marijuana rules.