The future of the U.S. cannabis industry has always been uncertain. But is it possible that the cannabis industry has lost its corporate responsibility before it’s really gotten started?

On November 8, 2016, eight more states voted to legalize cannabis. California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada legalized adult use (a/k/a “recreational”) and North Dakota, Montana, Arkansas, and Florida legalized medical use. As a result:

• 28 states and DC have legalized medical marijuana
• 8 states plus DC have legalized adult use of marijuana, including the entire West Coast
• 56 percent of Americans now live in a state where some form of marijuana is legal

While 60 percent of Americans agree it is time to move beyond marijuana prohibition, the country is bitterly divided over who should lead the nation.

Read the full Op-Ed by Director Windy Borman on KINDLAND.