Today is that hallowed cultural holiday for the cannabis industry, 4/20. Of all of the 4/20’s of the past, this one hits a little different (although 2015 was a nice year, too). We have seen so much political change in support of cannabis, including state-by-state legalization in the past year. We’ve also seen some fun, holiday-specific events– Colorado is awesomely auctioning off 4/20 festive license plates, and Adidas is having a 4/20 draw to be able to buy Towelie Superstars (yes, I registered for that drawing)).
Although you probably can’t gather in crowds to celebrate cannabis this year, here’s a list of the unique highlights to be thankful for this socially-distanced 4/20:
Democratic controlled Congress and White House
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Dems are now in control of Congress and the White House, which means that cannabis should finally get a fair shake at legalization (at least according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer). While President Biden has never supported legalization, he seems to now be fine with medical cannabis, and the Democrats also seem to be pretty bullish on getting some kind of cannabis legalization through Congress before the 2022 midterms.