As we draw closer to legalization territory in multiple states across the United States and across the great nation of Canada, a different kind of conversation is happening with parent’s and their children; the one about marijuana use.
NPR discusses the various conversations happening across the United States and it’s something that should be considered in all families.
Excerpt: If pot laws were colors, a map of the U.S. map would resemble a tie-dye T-shirt.
In some states, marijuana is illegal. In others, it’s legal for medical purposes. And still in others, it is even legal for recreational use.
Recreational pot has been legal in Oregon now for a year, but it was a long time coming. Voters approved medicinal pot 20 years ago. Arizona is voting on it this fall – along with California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts. It was only six years ago that Arizona approved marijuana for medicinal use.
The Arizona measure is making some voters nervous. A group that includes two county attorneys even sued, unsuccessfully, to get it off the ballot.