I wish that cannabis was legal nationwide, and at times I wonder if the time is just around the corner.
But with the current demographics of the Supreme Court, I don’t see marijuana legalization happening anytime soon at the federal level.
It just seems like a crapshoot, especially when congress fails to act on it on a bipartisan level. We need more than one single political party championing the rights of cannabis users, but it’s not always that black and white either. I know people of all different kinds of political views that are both for and against the widespread adult use of marijuana, both medical and recreational. When I was living in a legal state for cannabis use, I used to see people smoke joints in their cars while driving around the city. It was usually fairly obvious that the person was smoking a joint instead of a mere cigarette. Now that I live in a state without legal cannabis, I don’t see people being that brazen again. Instead of legal cannabis, most people purchase CBD and hemp products in this state. CBD is legal at the federal level, but there are some states that still outlaw its sale and use. You have to take a risk and purchase the hemp and CBD products online if you live in one of the few states with laws on the books outlawing the use and sale of CBD and hemp. I can’t imagine losing access to all cannabinoids and not just THC products. CBD helps my anxiety and levels me out during the day when I would normally be stressed out.