There has been a historical leap forward in the cannabis legalization movement. This happened on November 3rd, 2020, where five state ballots were on the table in hopes of being pushed through to approval. The five states include New Jersey, Montana, South Dakota, Arizona, and Mississippi. With five states looking for approval, four states approved the legal recreational use of marijuana for adults that are age 21 or older, and the 5th state, Mississippi, was approved for medical use.
Recreational Marijuana Use Passed
Voters approved legalized recreational use of marijuana (Effective Date: January 1, 2021).
Has legalized marijuana and now allows residents to possess, use, and even grow marijuana (Effective Date: January 1, 2021).
Is now legal for both medical and recreational marijuana use. Residents will be able to possess, consume, and grow up to three plants (Effective Date: April 5, 2021).
Voters have approved the legalization of recreational use of marijuana (Effective Date: Unclear).
The voters have approved medical marijuana use (Effective Date: July 1, 2021).
It has already legalized marijuana. However, what they did legalize was psilocybin (referred to as magic mushrooms), which are psychedelic drugs. The mushrooms will be available for medical use after a two-year development period. The Oregon voters also voted to decriminalize small amounts of more hardcore drugs, such as cocaine. Instead of taking a trip behind bars, they now face a fine. The money gained from the fines will be used to offer various treatment options for those who are addicted to said drugs.
How Does Delta-8 THC Relate?
The legalization of marijuana in certain states is a step in the right direction. Also, as states continue to legalize marijuana, more specifically approving recreational marijuana use, little by little; the public perception of hemp products, such as Delta-8 THC, continues to soften, motivating people to be more open and susceptible to the alternative products that have worked for so many.
Laws are Opening Doors for Delta 8 THC
Just because the “real thing” may be available, there are many people that will not use marijuana in states that it is now legal because of the potent effects and the anxiety that it often generates. We’ve always looked at Delta-8 THC as somewhat of a middle-ground between CBD and Delta-9 THC (the part in marijuana that is known for producing the high). It provides a range of advantages, while also presenting the high you enjoy. The high is less potent than Delta-9 THC, allowing you to feel more clear-headed, while at the same time urging your creative juices to flow, offering the motivation you continue to seek, or simply allowing you to rest easier.
We wholeheartedly believe that marijuana legalization will do good for those who need it, or for those who simply enjoy it. However, we also believe that our less potent alternative, Delta-8 THC, has a distinct value of its own. As more states begin to legalize marijuana, more and more people will be open to cannabis in general. That means that those who don’t necessarily prefer ‘couchlock’, yet still could benefit from its effects, may turn to Delta-8 for its much more tolerable effects. Throughout it all, we’re hopeful that the cannabis industry will continue to flourish and reach those who so desperately need it.