Years after a Missouri vote in favor of medical marijuana, weed is now LEGALLY on sale near Kansas City.
Take a look . . .
"The Missouri Department of Health of Health and Senior Services says the first legal sales of medical marijuana between licensed dispensaries and qualified patients and caregivers occurred on Saturday.
"While the agency didn’t specify exactly where the sales occurred, it did provide this link to an interactive map where dispensaries are approved to operate, including many in the Kansas City metro.
“A tremendous amount of work has occurred by the licensed facilities and our team to get us to this point, and we continue to hear from more facilities that they are ready or almost ready for their commencement inspection,” Lyndall Fraker, director of the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation, stated in a news release. “We look forward to seeing these facilities open their doors to serve patients and caregivers.”
Check that weed map carefully and notice that Waldo weed location is the next spot scheduled to open . . . Which is somewhat ironic given that all the stoners we know are from that area. But I digress . . .
Now, for people who don't have any friends or need insurance to pick up the tab: Legal medical marijuana is a valuable resource.
However . . .
The reality is that the open sale of medical marijuana now "complicates" any enforcement against illicit weed smoking and/or distribution.
Let's not forget, a couple of years ago the Jackson County Prosecutor basically declared that weed was legal with her decision to ignore most charges . . . Check-it:
Since that 2018 declaration the mayor & council have also pushed forward several initiatives to thwart marijuana prosecution. There's an online application for a mayoral marijuana pardon and weed rules will eventually be removed from the city's muni-code.
The reality . . .
Weed is more widely available than bubble gum and law enforcement has been DEFEATED in this aspect of the drug war. Continued prosecution and enforcement against marijuana possession would only serve to erode public confidence and trust in the law that now runs contrary to the will of the electorate.
Translation . . . Weed infractions are now less serious than coronavirus mask mandates.
Sadly, all of this means that there's simply one more widely available narcotic that threatens to ruin the lives of people who suffer from addiction.
Meanwhile, with very little progress in the healthcare debate and nothing but empty promises from both candidates . . . Legal weed now easily available to consumers is the only upside as the healthcare industrial complex starts to crumble.
Developing . . .