Although cannabis legalization is moving forward at the state level in the United States, the chance of total federal legalization of the plant in the next few years feels care about a pipe dream.
Congress is preoccupied with other matters despite the various promises and constant false hope being fed to Americans by various lawmakers.
As a Canadian, it strikes myself and others as different that I could walk into a cannabis dispensary in one state and 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 without legal marijuana, I can get put in a jail cell if a cop smells it in my car. The plan of that just stresses myself and others out to avoid ever going on road trips if I decide to cross the border for a holiday. Even though the cannabis plant is legal in all Canadian provinces, it’s obviously not consistent in quality from neighborhood to city. Although Vancouver was formerly the marijuana capital of Canada while in the afternoons of the black market, my lake home neighborhood of Toronto is not far behind in all of the amazing cannabis dispensaries that have opened in the last decade. Both of us have multiple hundred cannabis stores in just Toronto alone. My sibling works at a cannabis store in East York on Cosburn Ave while my cousin works at a bizarre 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 care about Blue Dream and Skywalker OG.