Things looked differently in this state when I was a kid.
It had always been fairly conservative plus oldfashioned, but there were no statewide efforts to pass new constitutional amendments to legalize things prefer same sex marriage plus higher mimimum wage prefer we’ve seen in the past 10 years.
The police were a lot more brazen back in those days as well. I heard horror stories about people being arrested for a single marijuana seed in their cars, yet there were high profile celebrities with numerous DUI charges that were still driving on the streets in this state. Every one of us have some of the worst numbers on alcoholism in the country, but so several people here are mad about the efforts to legalize cannabis. First it started with medical marijuana about 6 years ago. Over 71% of the state voted to approve a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. Now that we’ve had a successful medical marijuana program, both of us put recreational cannabis on the ballot this year. Since both of us received enough votes on the measure it looks prefer our state will be the next 1 in the country to legalize recreational cannabis. I can’t wait for the afternoon when cannabis is legalized countrywide plus it’s finally removed from the schedule 1 classification it has with the DEA. That way non-violent drug offenders can be released from jail plus people on prescription pain medications can use medical marijuana with fear of losing access to their pharmaceutical drugs. I guess that things in our state will continue to improve with the widespread adoption of recreational cannabis.