While the Greatest Moments in Pot History have yet to come, there a just a few more historic firsts we’re going to cover in our penultimate pot history post.
As 2016 paddled into its spring and summer months, we saw a remarkable shift occur in some of the most staunchly provincial states. In April, Pennsylvania legalized medicinal marijuana, shortly followed by the crucial swing state, Ohio. This would be the de-facto dam-breaking, ushering in a new age of legalized marijuana use. Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota would follow shortly with medical legalization on their ballots.
In June of this year, Mexico legalized medical marijuana. The potential ripples to be caused in the global marijuana industry due to this has yet to be revealed, though Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto declared that this would not result in the same American “dispensary on every corner” culture we’ve established in the legalized US states.
Another 2016 incident of note was the DEA’s historic decision to finally considering the rescheduling of marijuana. This was a moment with huge potential for celebration, but the possibility of a rescheduling was quickly dashed, when in August of the same year, the DEA rejected marijuana’s rescheduling.
Join us next week for the last of our Great Moments in Pot History posts.
Great Moments in Pot History Part I
Great Moments in Pot History Part II
Great Moments in Pot History Part III
Great Moments In Pot History Part IV
Great Moments In Pot History Part V
Great Moments in Pot History Part VI
Great Moments In Pot History Part VII