There is a massive agricultural revolution coming to America that could solve more than just heartland’s issues, and Oklahoma is finally getting on board.
The Sooner State voted today to legalize medical marijuana; something that likely would not have been possible just years ago.
Voters in Oklahoma approved a ballot measure making the state the 30th in the nation to allow broad access to medical marijuana.
Most other state medical marijuana laws delineate a specific list of diseases and disorders for which physicians can authorize patients’ participation.
The approval of such a far-reaching marijuana proposal in a deeply red state like Oklahoma — during a midterm primary election, no less — is a clear sign of the mainstream political support that cannabis reform now enjoys.
Even more impressive is the reality of the drug’s popularity among users and non-users alike:
The campaign didn’t appear to have significant funding from major national drug policy reform groups that have helped to pass measures in other states over several past election cycles. It also faced an opposition that poured roughly half a million dollars into television ads seeking to undermine support for medical marijuana.
But the initiative was approved anyway, suggesting that cannabis politics have now evolved to the point where voters in places like Oklahoma don’t necessarily need to be convinced to support reform proposals when they are placed on the ballot.
Now here is where this trend could get extremely profitable for America:
There is no other nation on earth that farms the way that America farms. Should the nation turn to wholesale legalization of the drug, we would become an economic force unlike any other in human history.
Trade wars? Forget about ’em. We wouldn’t just be running the table, we’d be running the entire damned casino. The world would follow suit on legalization, as they follow in all things America, and we would then have conquered the worldwide markets and import-scheme.
If we’re still serious about this make America great again thing, perhaps we should follow Oklahoma’s example.