Cannabis prohibition has been prevalent since the 1930’s and has had a dramatic negative impact on patients, veterans and small business owners. As a small business owner serving patients and veterans for 30 years, I have explored deeply and on a personal level and will show not only the impact to these groups but the impact to society as a whole and some serious problems with the current strategy of “legalization”.
1. Cannabis prohibition has impacted society and especially the three groups mentioned on par with some of the most egregious civil rights violations brought about by our government.
2. The current models of change have some serious flaws that need to be reexamined and addressed before they are too far set in motion and policy becomes entrenched with the same pitfalls that brought about prohibition in the first place.