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Addressing Misconceptions about Legalizing Cannabis
There are seven states that have legalized cannabis, also called weed, pot, and marijuana, for recreational use by adults of at least twenty-one years of age. Many more states are debating the issue and will eventually bring it to a vote. A total of twenty-nine states have legalized cannabis for medical use only. The biggest hurdle to legalizing recreational cannabis is the misconceptions of the voting public.
Educating the Public
One of the most pervasive misconceptions is that drug dealers will be allowed to legally sell marijuana to children. Ignorant people come up with outrageous ideas. Nothing is farther from the truth as evidenced by the success of setting up a recreational dispensary in each of the seven states. Dispensaries are licensed businesses regulated by strict laws.
This is also the way medical marijuana is made available in all the states where it is legal. A cannabis dispensary is the only place to legally purchase marijuana. Drug dealers are still criminals who are actively pursued by law enforcement officials. Regulating cannabis is safer for those who purchase it. The product is consistent and does not contain any dangerous chemicals.
Legalizing cannabis does not mean people can purchase as much as they want, use it wherever they want, and resell it to make a profit. Cannabis cannot be resold, cannot be used in public view, and cannot be purchased in mass quantities. The weed form of marijuana can only be purchased one ounce at a time. Other limits are established for the edible, drinkable, concentrated, flower, and topical forms of marijuana.
Legal dispensaries have an online presence but cannot sell cannabis online. Websites contain information, details of the laws, pricing, an outline of forms, and a way to order products that must be picked up at the location by the person buying those products. Customers can go to www.sparketrnr.com for an example. Identifications are checked for age or medical status.
States that have legalized cannabis have experienced massive gains in the amount of taxes collected from the industry. That takes a significant tax burden away from individual taxpayers. It also has allowed drastic improvements in public services, reduced crowding of several prisons, and resulted in a decline in the use of stronger drugs.
One thing users in any of those states have to keep in mind is that the federal government has not legalized cannabis. National parks are federal property where the use or possession of cannabis remains illegal. Many facts can be found and questions answered at https://www.sparketrnr.com .
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