By Thomas Miller, Seat42 on December 27, 2022
Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) states that the third most commonly used drug in the United States is Marijuana, coming after alcohol and cigarettes. It didn’t use to be so. For the longest time, Marijuana was banned in the United States for medical and recreational purposes. Even when people used it, it was against the law.
Exchanges were made discreetly and in hushed tones because punishments were severe, and no one wanted to be caught with an illegal drug. Due to the illegality of the drug at that time, there wasn’t any standard or guideline to how much it was sold because it was an illegal market, and there was nowhere else to go.
Now, although the Federal laws are still stoic against the legalization of Marijuana, state laws have relaxed, and this drug is now legal for medical purposes in 29 states and legal for recreational purposes in 8. With the business growing and becoming more widespread, regulations have to be made, especially when it comes to price.
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