For sure, the logic of legalizing cannabis was elementary in my mind.
But then again, I’ve been a proponent of recreational marijuana since I discovered it in college some 35 years ago. It was convincing everyone else that cannabis was a good thing that was so tough. Unlike a lot of my friends, I didn’t have to be under the radar about my feelings for marijuana. For sure, I was most careful when it came to possessing recreational marijuana because I certainly wasn’t looking to get busted. But I also never had to pretend that I didn’t use sativa and indica products. I have always worked for myself so I didn’t have an employer who would fire me over my use or advocacy for cannabis. Plus, I knew a cannabis grower who supplied me with the sativa products and the indica products that I used. So I was right there in the early part of getting medical marijuana on the ballot. It was clear that medical marijuana really, really helped people who were suffering. This made me even more vociferous in my advocacy for cannabis. Once that opportunity for medical marijuana came along, I was so thankful that it was done so well. So much thought and care went into medical marijuana that it turned out to be such a total success. It was a success for those who needed the relief that medical marijuana provided. And it was a success for the state as far as revenue. Finally, medical marijuana was a success for the rest of us because it made legalizing recreational marijuana all the more logical. Each time I walk into my local cannabis spot, I do so with a big smile on my face.