It's heartwarming to see at least one issue that everyone can agree on in this day and age when politics are so controversial and there are lots of issues that do not encourage people to reach "across the aisle." If there's one thing everyone wants to get along about, it's weed. That's the nature of the substance in the first place, so it's quite fitting that everyone should finally see eye to eye.
During the Democrat's Presidential Debate last night the subject of Marijuana legalization came to the forefront and three important things happened, and by far the most important was Bernie Sanders' decision to endorse full legalization of marijuana nationally!
There is a growing media frenzy a new Senate bill titled: The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), which would drastically curtail the involvement of the federal government regarding state-legalized medical marijuana programs and would also seem to encourage more research into the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant through a series of important major changes in federal law.
Colorado sold 148,238 pounds of marijuana flowers including 109,578 pounds of medical marijuana and 38,660 pounds of recreational weed. There were approximately 5,590,000 units of edible and non-edible marijuana infused products created including 1,964,917 units of medical marijuana edible (medible) products and 2,850,733 units of recreational weed edibles. The state oversaw the sale of 771,000 units of non-edible marijuana infused products were sold (including creams, lotions, and other topical agents including 412,000 units of non-edible medical marijuana topicals and 359,000 units of non-edible recreational weed topicals as well.
Republicans and Democrats are working together for a change - trying to find a way to avoid reimbursing residents with marijuana money and it may result in a new ballot initiative asking Colorado residents to allow pot taxes to be excluded from the constitutional provision for refunded taxes.