Marijuana has slowly been gaining legal status one state at a time. This November, Americans in five states will have the opportunity to vote for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Those states are Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada. Another four states—Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota— will vote on legalizing medical marijuana.
Recently, the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) took their enthusiastic stance on legalization to the political arena by discussing it at the Democratic National Convention. Politicians and pot industry executives alike had the chance to address the issue in an attempt to convince those voting states to pass their bills.
“We hope that people who are in the industry, who are serious players, who care about it, who are promoting safe and responsible production that they are here, they get to know each other, they get to meet each other and have the types of conversations that will be beneficial down the road,” says Michael Bronstein, co-founder of ATACH.
As the cannabis industry continues to bring in billions of dollars in legal and medical states, delegates in non-legal states will continue to fight for legalization. USAToday was able to film behind the scenes at the convention in the video below.
Jane supports the legalization of cannabis across the country. Everyone has a role to play in making it happen at a federal level. Jane’s contribution comes in a financial sense. With their cash management kiosks, Jane aims to help dispensaries remain compliant. Security and real-time transaction reports will go a long way toward establishing the industry’s ever-evolving standards on this road toward legalization.