|Jan. 23, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Each day we witness various factions in our society establishing a stronger platform from which to launch their voices. It seems what used to be taboo or met with disapproval has now become acceptable speech deserving of a place to exist. We have seen groups of people mobilizing on issues in lightning-quick fashion, with focused intent, and an expectation that confrontation will occur.
Medical marijuana first became legal in the U.S. more than 20 years ago when, in 1996, California passed its groundbreaking law. Since then, an increasing number of states have passed their own laws to allow the legal use of marijuana in certain situations. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, while recreational use of marijuana is legal in eight states. These numbers are only expected to continue growing for the foreseeable future.