Cannabis Industry, Advocates Trying to Find Right Balance on Marijuana Legalization
By John Schroyer
Business and advocates both play a key role in furthering marijuana legalization, but finding the ideal balance is proving difficult.
That was particularly evident with Ohio’s ill-fated legalization measure, which seemed to shove aside the wants and needs of traditional advocates and marijuana supporters in favor of big businesses and investors.
The issue resurfaced again last week when a former Marijuana Policy Project official pegged the industry’s growing influence on legalization efforts as a reason for his departure from the influential organization.
In doing so, he highlighted a growing disconnect between businesses that could help fund