In a historic vote, Missouri has become the latest state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. After years of debate and advocacy, the state has decided to join the wave of progressive measures sweeping the nation.
This momentous decision marks a major milestone in the nationwide trend of changing attitudes on cannabis and its uses. As of right now, 33 states allow access to medical marijuana, with 10 states having opted to also legalize recreational cannabis. Missouri is now one of the states to join this legalization effort.
The decision to legalize came with a number of restrictions and regulations that must be followed, which include not taking it across state lines. Recreational marijuana is only legal to those over the age of 21. Missouri law also allows home-grown marijuana in limited amounts. Medical marijuana is legal for those with certain medical conditions and with a doctor’s recommendation.
The decision to legalize cannabis in Missouri is a sign of changing times and a movement towards more progressive thinking even in the most conservative parts of the nation. As the public steadily moves towards accepting marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes, it is becoming increasingly clear that cannabis is an integral part of our culture and should not be overlooked.
The decision to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana in Missouri will now have a huge impact on the state. Jobs and a new industry will be generated as a result of the decision. Additionally, hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue are expected to pour in each year, providing a much-needed economic boost.
The decision to recognize the medicinal and recreational benefits of cannabis and make it readily available to the public is a major step forward. And while there are still restrictions and regulations that must be followed, it is certainly a decision that will have a positive impact on the state and the entire nation.