Legal adult-use cannabis? It's closer than you might think.
This is a message from US Congressman and canna-hero Earl Blumenauer:
With Congress back in session, I'm taking the lead on legalizing adult-use cannabis and going after the nonsensical roadblocks across many levels of government.
Once we end Donald Trump's ridiculous shutdown and reopen the government, we're going to hit the ground running.
And people are taking notice. Rolling Stone has a short and sweet take I like:
This isn't just like flipping a light switch.
We're growing a coalition that supports regulating adult-use cannabis like alcohol, but it's about more than that.
It's about allowing cannabis business owners access to banks.
It's about allowing veterans who suffer from PTSD to be allowed to ask their doctors about accessing medical cannabis.
It's about restorative justice and following in the footsteps of states where progressive cannabis laws are allowing draconian convictions to be cleared.
There's an emerging bipartisan consensus on so many pieces of this puzzle. And I'm proud to be leading the charge.
Stay tuned. We're going to be working hard over the coming weeks and months.