The 2020 elections were tumultuous! Many races are still undecided or contested. But amidst it all, Four States resoundingly adopted marijuana legalization laws.
We want to welcome Arizona, New Jersey, Montana & South Dakota to “the Club!”
This brings the total number of States (+Washington DC) that have embraced and legalized recreational marijuana to 16. Out sources, including the Cannabis Trade Federation, tell us that New York, Florida, and Ohio could also pass legalization efforts in 2021. And, most importantly, as federal legislation (MORE & SAFE Acts) is again before the US congress, we can confidently look forward to Federal legalization as early first Quarter, 2022.
HighBridge looks forward to establishing its footprint in each of these new states. New Jersey is least likely to see HighBridge in 2021. We LOVE New Jersey, but it is simply geographically difficult for us. Arizona has long been a commercial target for HighBridge as it easily fits into our “West Coast Corridor” roll out model. We have been closely following Arizona the last 2 years and have begun researching its licensing & operational requirements. Though sparsely populated, Montana and South Dakota offer some tremendous opportunity as tourism states and we will soon begin the process of evaluating theses states. Our Events Staff has already added the the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which draws nearly 500,000 people, to the HighBridge “wanna be there list”!
Here are the current Recreationally Legal Marijuana States:
District of Columbia
As a proud member of the Cannabis Trade Federation, HighBridge remains dedicated to helping build a responsible and inclusive industry, which is professional, credible, and unified. HighBridge shares the vision of creating sensible cannabis policy, promoting social responsibility, and leading the future ongoing professionalization of the highly regulated and increasingly organized recreational cannabis industry.
We will continue to grow! Today’s legal cannabis industry employs more than 200,000 workers, many of them in high-tech agricultural jobs, as well as manufacturing, distribution and retail. Roughly two-thirds of Americans now live in states where some form of cannabis is legal, and polling consistently shows over 70% of Americans support letting the states make their own cannabis policy… and the federal government not interfering when they do.
SUPPORT FEDERAL LEGALIZATION BY CONTACTING YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS!
Until that time,
Your friends at HighBridge Premium Cannabis