Perhaps the biggest “effect” of cannabis legalization is about the future. Cannabis sales are increasing across the board, meaning more tax revenue to the State. More jobs are being created. More and more states are legalizing the drug. States with legalized cannabis have seen a decrease in crime rates since enacting their laws. This provides law enforcement more time to focus on more important areas. The industry provides a strong area of growth for the country, at a time where manufacturing is projected to lose over 800,000 jobs by 2020. Simply by existing, the cannabis industry is offering an outlet for these states to recoup their losses that will occur in other areas of the economy.
Opioid Overdose Reduction – Even though states have just recently legalized cannabis, it is already known that it’s led to a decrease in opioid overdoses. We are encouraged by this trend and Zen Leaf is actively working with patients to educate and help stem the tide of opioid overdoses.