Although cannabis legalization is moving forward at the state level in the United States, the option of total federal legalization of the plant in the next few years feels enjoy a pipe dream.
Congress is preoccupied with other matters despite the various promises as well as constant false hope being fed to Americans by many lawmakers.
As a Canadian, it strikes myself and others as odd that I could walk into a cannabis dispensary in one state as well as buy enough weed to go catatonic for a week. But if I dare take any of that cannabis across the border into a neighboring state separate from legal marijuana, I can get put in a jail cell if a cop smells it in my car. The idea of that just stresses myself and others out to avoid ever going on road trips if I decide to cross the border for a vacation. Even though the cannabis plant is legal in all Canadian provinces, it’s evidently not consistent in quality from town to city. Although Vancouver was formerly the marijuana capital of Canada during the days of the black market, my home town of Toronto is not far behind in all of the amazing cannabis dispensaries that have opened in the last decade. Every one of us have several hundred cannabis stores in just Toronto alone. My sister works at a cannabis store in East York on Cosburn Ave while my cousin works at a odd marijuana dispensary in Scarborough on Ellesmere Rd. Although I can’t get discounts for being a family member of employees, I’m usually given a heads up when there are fresh batches of quality cannabis strains enjoy Blue Dream as well as Skywalker OG.