Another state has jumped on the medical marijuana bandwagon. With his signature on June 8, Gov. John Kasich made Ohio the 26th state to enact a relatively broad MMJ bill.
Like New York and Minnesota, Louisiana now has a medical marijuana law that bans smoking. It only allows for the use of cannabis oil for a number of conditions. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law May 19.
Last year, the Illinois legislature passed a decrim bill, but Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed it and sent it back to the House, who has let it die. On May 18, the House voted in favor of a more restrictive bill and sent it to the governor for his signature.
There are four states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington), 16 more with decriminalization laws and 40 with medical-marijuana laws.
As soon as American innovators saw the budding legitimacy of big-time cannabusiness, they got to work ushering in a new age of grow and intake technology to meet and even create demand.