The integration of cannabis into the society will have far-reaching impacts - not as a result of people consuming it, but as a result of people understanding it. The emerging legitimate cannabis market and industry impacts the society, the culture, and the economy. As a writer, lobbyist, and policy wonk, Kate Cholewa offers a broad perspective for those both inside and outside the movement and industry.
The buzz beyond the buzz
Cannabis legislation will come primarily from two different orientations:
Many will adhere to the attack and control approach because that’s the ass-backward way our society does most things. Problem-solving has been venerated above the capacity to build, cultivate, or steer. Without “problems,” most people wouldn’t know what to do.
With that in mind, the list below represents a different approach to regulation, an approach geared toward building something that works.