Although cannabis legalization is moving forward at the state level in the USA, the occasion of total federal legalization of the plant in the next few years feels like a pipe dream.
Congress is preoccupied with other matters despite the several promises and constant false hope being fed to Americans by many lawmakers.
As a Canadian, it strikes me as different that I could walk into a cannabis dispensary in a single 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 odors it in our car. The method of that just stresses me out to avoid ever going on road trips if I decide to cross the border for a trip. 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, our beach house neighborhood of Toronto is not far behind in all of the amazing cannabis dispensaries that have opened in the last decade. All of us have several hundred cannabis stores in just Toronto alone. My brother works at a cannabis store in East York on Cosburn Ave while our cousin works at a different 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 like Blue Dream and Skywalker OG.