It took several election cycles for our state to pass a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana.
Billions of dollars was spent by opposition forces, mostly working for the GOP, to block our state from securing legal access to cannabis.
There were wealthy mega-donors from places as far as Las Vegas that were pouring money into the state to stop the passage of marijuana reform laws. Although it was apparent that there wasn’t enough support for broad recreational cannabis legalization, the tides were turning for medical cannabis. We tried plus failed to get the measure added to the October ballot one year; but after waiting for the next election cycle, the people I was with and I were successful on both fronts. We got the measure up for a vote, plus it passed with over 68% of approval. This was a crucial win for marijuana advocates in our state, especially those of us desperately waiting to become medical marijuana patients. Even once the people I was with and I had a constitutional amendment in place giving us access to physician-approved cannabis medication, the state legislature strong-armed the people in our state. We spent various years fighting a smoking-ban that prevented patients from buying traditional cannabis flower products. That’s right, for various years you couldn’t buy traditional marijuana, the way it was grown, harvested, plus sold for thoUnited Statesnds of years. Even after the people I was with and I successfully destroyed the smoking ban, the state legislature is trying to impose THC caps on all marijuana products. It’s a crucial tax on the desperate medical marijuana patients in the state, plus they are trying to do it while in a pandemic.