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What state will be next to legalize? - N. Tratstate

I really thought it was going to be New Jersey, but their attempt fell apart last week. If I was a betting man, I’d put my money on Ohio, New Mexico or New York as the next state to get in the game.

I would also like to say that it is pretty cool that many states looking to legalize are also looking at ways to create equity in the marketplace, so that rich white men don’t get the lion’s share of the of business opportunities created by legalization. The folks who have suffered the most in the War on Drugs should get first dibs in the new (legal) marketplace. Also, if what is happening to companies like MedMen is any example (they are hemorrhaging money, and facing a lawsuit from an employee) maybe capitalist monopolies aren’t the best business model for what has been a very decentralized industry for a long long time.

What country has the best weed? - Ann Ternationale

I can’t speak personally on every country in the world, but I have been to 10 different countries and I have smoked weed from at least 13. (Last time I was in Berlin, I smoked some Polish weed that was pretty good, and I am including hashish from Morocco and India as “weed” for the purpose of this discussion.) In my opinion, the West Coast of the United States grows the best weed in the world in terms of flavor, effects and quality. Spain probably has the strongest weed in terms of THC, but a high-THC count doesn’t always mean great weed. Holland has good variety, especially if you like Haze variants (although I’m not sure how people can smoke these strong sativas all day) but I feel like Dutch weed is a little harsh on the lungs. So, at the risk of being jingoistic, I will shout, “USA! USA!”

It has been awesome being in Amsterdam and Barcelona on recent travels and being able to walk into a spot and buy some weed. And if the packed weed clubs and coffeeshops I visited are any indication, weed tourism is definitely a thing. I am in Berlin as I write this, and I’m glad I already have a connection here, because while weed is tolerated here, there are no clubs or shops and buying weed on the street is always a janky adventure. Let’s hope the whole world continues to legalize. I look forward to producing the Global Ganja Cup someday soon.

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