Pennsylvania's governor says he's “sick and tired of losing to friggin' Ohio” on issues such as marijuana legalization, and he's calling on lawmakers to take action. In his annual budget address, Governor Josh Shapiro urged the legalization and taxation of marijuana as a means to generate revenue for new investments, particularly in education and other sectors. Shapiro believes that legalizing marijuana would not only bring economic benefits but also help Pennsylvania compete with neighboring Ohio, where marijuana is already legal.
The debate on cannabis legalization in Germany has taken a positive turn after the coalition government resolved internal disagreements and made necessary adjustments. This development has paved the way for the new law to be implemented, bringing hope to advocates of marijuana legalization in the country. While progress has been made, activists assert that rescheduling cannabis by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is just the first small step towards true reform.
U.S. drug laws have long been a subject of controversy, with alcohol being regarded as more damaging than cannabis, yet only the latter is covered by the Controlled Substances Act. Many argue that it is high time for drug laws to be reevaluated and revised to reflect the realities and potential benefits of marijuana legalization. The push for reform is gaining momentum, with Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro leading the charge.