We’ve got it pretty good here in Oregon. Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, our state has experienced far fewer opioid-related deaths and drunk driving related deaths as well as a striking decrease in underage crime. While the laws still have a long way to go (Oregon residents of color are disproportionately incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana-specific offenses) we are experiencing a golden age of cannabis culture, however, these states are still enforcing some pretty weird cannabis laws.
In Nevada, medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed the use of no more than two, non-decorative fonts on their signage. In Nevada’s biggest city, Las Vegas, most signs are neon and NSFW, so the law against flashy signage for cannabis clubs makes little if any sense.
Delaware state forbids any modern advertising of marijuana dispensaries. If you’re stoned in Delaware it won’t be because you saw a commercial, billboard, or magazine ad, but it may be because you saw a phone book or medical journal ad.
Arizona demands that any dispensary that changes its location or name pay the state a fee of $2,500. Hopefully, those dispensaries are moving into bigger, more lucrative spaces and the fee won’t bother them or their business too much.