California’s Recreational Weed Laws Are Bringing Some Great Benefits

On January 1st, 2018, recreational marijuana became legal in the The Golden State. When dispensaries opened up at the beginning of this year, each pot shop looked like the Apple store on Iphone release day.

That is because people have been waiting for this law for the past 6 years. Despite having some of the most laxed medical laws in the country, some people still could not get access to decent weed. Those poor souls!

But with the recent recreational news, here are the top benefits to legalized weed in California.


Cheaper Bud

The biggest benefit that marijuana users are thrilled about is cheaper weed. With more competition, you can get much better weed at a better price. With the old law, you would only be able to purchase marijuana with a medical card, and medical cannabis has pricing regulations that can up the price.

Now, with legal recreational weed, there are so many places to get your bud that the competition is fierce. The winner here is definitely the consumer!


Reduced Crime

Crime was greatly reduced when medical marijuana became available. With easier access, there will be less demand for illegal marijuana, sending the drug cartels from Mexico out of California. Many cartels would hide out in the mountains, grow marijuana, and distribute it throughout the state because demand was so high. With recreational marijuana, nobody is gonna want that mountain weed anymore. A consumer can now buy amazing bud at just $10 a gram from a nice shop instead of a parked car.

This also frees up police resources to focus on more serious crimes. The DEA has spent way too much time trying to bust california’s medical dispensaries. But now, with recreational pot, the DEA cannot fight marijuana laws in California anymore. In fact, attorney general Jefferson Sessions will not prosecute marijuana shops in California.


Easier Access

For those who truly smoke marijuana for recreational purposes, it is now much easier to give it a try. Instead of seeing a doctor and getting a referral, you can start healing immediately. Just walk into your local dispensary and give it a try!

Medical marijuana has many benefits for over 100 different medical conditions. With easier access to weed, you can finally get the treatment you have been wanting for years.


Increased Tax Revenue

One of the largest and more serious benefits of recreational marijuana is the increased tax revenue.

Some lower class communities in California will now be able to generate tax revenue and fix up the schools. With better schools, property values will increase! This means that more people will move to these communities, pay taxes, and improve the emergency services.

This trend will create a path for many lower income places in California to become stronger and healthier communities. When a child grows up in a safe environment, they grow up with an ability to help people and make a better life for themselves.

There are so many awesome benefits to legalized recreational marijuana. If you live in California or are planning on visiting, be sure to partake! Not only will you enjoy yourself, but you will be improving the lives of people in California. Go on, take a toke. You are saving the world!

Joe Cason has been working in the cannabis industry for over 4 years. In that time he has written hundreds of articles and has worked for some of the largest cannabis publications in the country, including High Times Magazine. He currently works as a CBD activist and lobbyist in Tennessee, as well as a freelance web designer.

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