Three insiders make the case for full cannabis legalization…

The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the essential nature of cannabis but, when we all enter a post-coronavirus world, the conversation for full legalization needs to continue.

We cannot have the progress that has been made over the past several months – deliveries for those who can’t drive to a dispensary and new job creation to meet an uptick in demand – end when the spread of COVID-19 is contained.

That’s why today, we have three hot takes from three of the industry’s top executives and experts showing us why we need federal legalization as soon as possible, as reported by CNBC.

Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs Inc. (OTC: CRLBF) on Cannabis and COVID-19

“When we all start to be able to lift our heads from this Covid experience, we are going to be faced with a scenario where a lot of jobs have gone away, a lot of economic development impact has disappeared. How are we going to bring that back? I think cannabis has to be part of that discussion.”

Boris Jordan, Chairman of Curaleaf Holdings Inc. (OTC: CURLF) on Cannabis and Tax Revenue

“One of the programs by the federal government right after the Great Depression was to focus on tax revenue generation. They lifted prohibition on alcohol and therefore started to tax it – and it became a major revenue generator for both the federal and the local governments around the country.”

Matt Hawkins, Managing Partner at Entourage Capital on Cannabis as an Essential Service

“You can just point to the fact that we have been deemed essential, why are we not legal? There is going to be a need for increased tax revenue and where else to look but at a legalized industry like cannabis, that is one of the few growth sectors in the world right now.”

The bottom line is that the cannabis industry is proving it could be an important contributor to the recovery of the U.S. economy after the coronavirus pandemic ends.

The conversation for full legalization needs to continue.

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5 responses to “Cannabis Needs to Be Legalized If It’s Essential”

  1. There are jobs to be created, jail sentences to be prevented, and citizen income and tax revenue to be increased. Safer medical innovations will be developed, including better treatment for opiate, alcohol, and tobacco addictions. I ‘grew up’ in the ’60s, and have never seen cannabis as a threat to our society or health.

  2. I used to package Marijuana in the 70’s for my hospital as a pharmacy tech at UCI Medical Center. It came from a Georgia Farm from the government. Packed in 100 joint round tins.

  3. I was born and raised in the beautiful, sunny Southern California, but when I went to collage up in Northern California in 1970, before I realized there was a big difference in the quality and potency of some really great weed. Today, at 68, after 9 back surgeries and now Covid19, I’d be in screening pain without my marijuana. When my grandkids ask, “what did you do during Covid19 grandpa?” I can answer, “I got stoned, while I was making money, buying and selling pot stocks. I passed on Apple, as to risky and Netflix, what was ‘streaming video’ anyway?” But, I must admit I agreed with a friend, when he said, “this isn’t the same kind of weed we grew up with, that’s for sure. No it isn’t, it’s so my better, isn’t it…..

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