Salter: State Voters May Face a Different Kind of Marijuana Legalization Effort in 2020 – HottyToddy.com (hottytoddy.com)

  • As of this year, nine states and the District of Columbia – including Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington – have legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana.
  • Other states, like Alabama and Mississippi, have laws on the books permitting the use of medical marijuana for severe epileptic conditions, but the drug remains practically and legally unobtainable due to red tape, conflicting state and federal laws, and an abundance of caution from healthcare professionals and law enforcement agencies.
  • Still, the parents of children that 2014 law (and a subsequent amendment) still wait today for a clear path to legally buy cannabis oil for their epileptic children.
  • After enduring cancer and an aggressive chemotherapy regimen last year that brought with it months of constant nausea and other maladies, my mind is open to hearing the group out.