In the 1977 classic car chase movie “Smokey and the Bandit,” a pair of outlaws across state lines to deliver Coors beer to Atlanta from Texarkana, Texas. That’s because, back in the 1970s, people couldn’t ship Coors east of the Mississippi. That law seems strange to people today. It’s likely the way people of the future will see the current state of marijuana legalization in America. It’s led to law-abiding citizens having to cross state lines to buy cannabis. While 19 states have legalized cannabis for recreational use and 36 have done so for medical use, many states have done neither. So while about a third of the country now lives where adult-use marijuana is legal, millions more do not. Americans have decided to take the issue into their own hands. The latest example comes from Michigan, which has legalized recreational and medical marijuana. Just down the interstate in Indiana, possession of any amount of marijuana remains legal. But that’s not stopping Indiana residents from taking a road trip.
Cannabis Law Report, 12/01/2021 13:29:00