Cannabis industry, advocates trying to find right balance on marijuana legalization

Growing disconnect between businesses that could fund further legalization efforts and advocates for social justice and public policy as opposed to profit margins
Marijuana Business Daily (US)
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

cannabis-parade-nycBusiness 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. (Netflix Co-Founder Mitch Lowe: Who’s Driving the $60 Billion Cannabis Market Revolution?)