We should avoid an industry dominated by those who don’t understand how the industry itself works.
While the War on Drugs didn’t start propaganda against cannabis and other drugs, the movement ran full steam ahead from the 1970s onward. The cannabis community started striking back effectively in 1996, with California passing the first state medical cannabis law. Oregon and Washington State completed a West Coast sweep of medical states in 1998 and cannabis law reformers have been making progress ever since.
The next watershed year for cannabis was 2012 when Colorado and Washington led the way by legalizing and regulating cannabis for all adults, with Oregon and Alaska following suit in 2014.
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