April 01, 2017 Features

Marijuana: At the Crossroads of Law, Science, and Technology

By Gina Tincher

Frankly, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know our country is a-changing. Party politics aside, the past several years have resulted in a rapidly growing number of states choosing to take small, or sometimes giant, steps toward legitimizing and legalizing marijuana, an industry many have viewed with disdain for years. On November 8, 2016, citizens in eight states voted to move in this new direction. Today, 44 states, both red and blue, have turned “green,” passing various levels of marijuana-permissive laws.1

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