The United State and Canada have both made moves forward to bright green in the eyes of investors and growers by making cannabis legalization a reality in 2016.
Kim and I recently sat down to discuss cannabis legalization in our countries. Take a listen to Podcast 31, How Did Cannabis Legalization Fare on the Ballots? If you’re thinking about getting into the legal #cannabusiness, you won’t want to miss this episode.
The United States the 2016 election was a great night for legalization of cannabis as voters approved the use of recreational marijuana in a few states, making it the first time that more than half the US states approve legalization of marijuana than not.
The US states with marijuana legislation and cannabis legalization on the ballot included:
- North Dakota
For a complete results list visit our Instagram page, @Cannabis_Wallet
The day after the election I wrote an article detailing how each state will move forward. Take a read now: Election Night 2016 – Cannabis Legalization – What Did We Learn?
Now what about Canada? How does it fare?
Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau is feeling frustrated with looming legalization hits the nation. In Toronto, dispensaries have been raided and recently a dispensary, Cannabis Culture newly opened in Montreal was raided and the owner, Marc Emery arrested.
Canada’s PM Trudeau enforcing the law as most dispensaries are illegal – – This is on the heels of a Government report that was recently released regarding the Task Force on cannabis legalization and regulation that will happen in the next couple of years.
“We haven’t changed the laws. We haven’t legalized it yet. Yes, we got a clear mandate to do that. We’ve said we will. We’ve said we’re going to do it to protect our kids and to keep the money out of the pockets of criminals.”
Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau; December, 2016
As Canada is the second country to legalize cannabis this is a sure way for the young Trudeau to leave his legacy, the way his father did with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Constitution Act, 1982 but enough of the history lesson.
There’s new legislation to consider as North America is going green – bright green! For investors and growers, its a new world. Talk to us to move your cannabis business forward to mobile.