Cannabis legalization is a mainstream policy that has been garnering more and more support across the nation and all demographics. While a strong majority of support legalization, there is still a lot of work to do, especially across the Midwest, America’s Heartland, as it’s known. Illinois ending prohibition at the first of the year was a big development, as its impact will be felt in neighboring states. We’ve already seen a big impact from the Land of Lincoln, coupled with hardworking Missouri advocates, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch just endorsed cannabis legalization:
With Missouri’s new medical marijuana law just now sprouting, efforts are already underway to join the growing list of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. The issue at this point is less about the pros and cons of such a change than about its inevitability. America is increasingly rejecting a prohibition that, in the shadow of legalized alcohol and tobacco, never made sense.
Missouri might as well do it sooner rather than later, if only to end the trouble and expense of enforcing pot laws that seem destined to eventually be off the books.
America’s pot prohibition is headed for the history books, to stand alongside the short-lived alcohol prohibition of a century ago. It’s no longer a matter of if, but when. Which means Missouri might as well get on board now.
A sincere thanks to Missourians for a New Approach for leading this important effort in Mid-America. Adding more states is a huge key to passing much-needed federal reforms. Let’s all do our part to spread the word to our friends and families to help our fellow cannabis community members in the Show-Me State.