The marijuana industry around the nation has become extremely positive in the past year and beyond. With so many changes happening around the market whether it be legislative or other, it can at times be difficult to keep up with the fast-paced industry.
As far as California is concerned, the state recently allowed a new rule that would effectively bring home deliveries statewide to fruition. The new law will also allow cannabis to be delivered to communities that have banned the commercial sale of cannabis, which is a major step forward for those who need to receive their medicine.
The change brought on by the state was highly endorsed by the public and most importantly, the medicinal industry on cannabis. Although many deliveries were being made prior to this law, this side of the market was not nearly as regulated as it should be, and did not allow for certain communities to receive cannabis.
Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the cannabis bureau in the state, recently said that “the public spoke loud and clear in favor of statewide delivery.” The new law will effectively allow a large number of patients who are homebound or cannot go and get cannabis for whatever reason, to be able to have access to the medicine that they need. There is still some debate up against this new amendment, but the majority of the public is showing that this is a new and positive change.
On the other side of the country, the state of Florida recently had a judge rule in favor of allowing cannabis flower for medicinal purposes to be sold within the state. Rick Desantis, the new governor of the state, is expected to be announcing this new law that will allow licensed dispensaries to effectively begin selling dried cannabis flower to all patients. Well, some thought that the bill may not pass, fortunately, as many as 71% of voters voted in favor of this new amendment, showing the starkly positive impact that cannabis has had on the U.S. and beyond.
Jon Mills, a constitutional lawyer, and former government representative stated that “’Inhalation is a medically effective and efficient way to deliver Tetrahydrocannabinol [THC], and other cannabinoids, to the bloodstream.” It is clear that this is one of the best ways for many patients to get their medicine, and again highlights the need for various forms of marijuana reform around the state and the nation.
When the state decided to legalize medicinal marijuana a few years ago, the law explicitly excluded dried cannabis as many feared it may lead to the recreational legalization of the plant. This however proved to be the law’s downfall as so many patients in the industry stated their need for dried cannabis flower as their preferred method of consumption.
All in all, it seems as though we are moving in the right direction as a nation for cannabis reform. The overwhelming majority of the population have stated in favor of legalizing marijuana, but for now, it remains on a statewide basis until things can be changed hopefully in the future.