In recent years, we’ve had cause to celebrate. Advances in medical and recreational legalization have built a momentum that’s hard to ignore. We’re talking more and more about health benefits and studies to understand the nature of the drug. The approval rating of marijuana in 1969 was 12%; it’s increased to 60% today.
That doesn’t mean we’re in the clear. Like most things, there are technical difficulties, and the federal law still prohibits all forms of marijuana. That means nothing is safe. Federal agents can still imprison or fine you, no matter the legal status in your state.
In this video, John Oliver does a great job of explaining the details and making them human. Watch to understand the realities of marijuana laws. (17 minutes)