In June 2014 I did this post seeking input about attitudes and opinions about home “marijuana gardening”. Hundreds of people responded with a surprisingly favorable viewpoint overall.
The next month the New York Times did a week long series on cannabis that included an editorial that recommended repealing prohibition and legalization marijuana.
Then this month Nature did a series of articles on the science about marijuana botany, horticulture, medicinal use, and the risks and many benefits of the cannabis plant.
The world is changing quickly. My state of Vermont has legalized medicinal marijuana and is considering being the first state to legalize cannabis for adult-use through the Legislature (vs through citizen initiative). Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal use; four states (CO, WA, OR, AK) and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use.