Delaware’s governor has made a bold move in the cannabis industry. John Carey, a veteran of law enforcement, has recently been appointed the state’s Commissioner for Marijuana Coordination. With Carey at the helm, it appears that one of the most populous of the Delaware districts will be ushering in a new era of regulated marijuana in the state.
1. A New Voice in Cannabis Legislation
The conversation around cannabis is finally shifting, and it’s about time! From education and awareness, to advocating for better legislative protections, many individuals, organizations and local governments are actively working to make positive changes. The immense potential that cannabis holds has the power to affect social and economic progress on a global level.
Dedicated groups are in the forefront of this brave new world. From specialized clinics, to initiatives such as initiatives such as “cannabis banking”, the perspective on cannabis is slowly being legitimized. And recent advances in research, combined with mounting public pressure for reform, have resulted in a wave of new legislation that is transforming the field.
- States throughout the U.S. are in the process of developing comprehensive cannabis laws
- Advocacy groups are pushing for the end of criminalization
- Governments across the world are beginning to explore the medicinal benefits of cannabis
It’s A New Day for Cannabis
This shift in discussion is only the beginning of an exciting era for cannabis. With more than 200 cannabis-related bills on the table, 2020 is sure to be a year full of growth and potential. This also marks a critical opportunity to further awareness and understanding on the subject. There is much still to be done, but it is promising to see the progress being made.
2. An Experienced Law Enforcement Veteran
For a successful law enforcement unit, having an experienced veteran on the team is of utmost importance. Such veterans can provide not only their extensive field expertise but also much-needed leadership and guidance. Here’s why:
- Depth of Knowledge: Veterans coming from various law enforcement assignments bring with them an immense amount of knowledge and insights, such as unique methodologies and approaches for complex situations.
- Leadership: Having a person with a reputed background in law enforcement can provide a boost of morale as well as discipline to the whole team.
- Calm Under Pressure: An experienced veteran in law enforcement will be a supportive figure in times of crises and intense situations.
- Integrity and Sincerity: The veteran law enforcer will always be reliable and respectful of the team making sure everyone behaves in a professional yet friendly manner.
The veteran’s role is one of the most important and essential for the success of any law enforcement unit. They act as a source of inspiration, knowledge, and support within the unit, and can provide invaluable guidance whenever needed.
3. New Delaware Commissioner of Marijuana Policy
Joey Smith Makes History as First Delaware Commissioner of Marijuana Policy
Joey Smith is making Delaware history as the state’s first Commissioner of Marijuana Policy. Appointed by State Attorney General Kathy Jennings, Smith is in charge of overseeing Delaware’s cannabis program and ensuring it complies with all existing laws and regulations.
Before being appointed Commissioner, Smith spent six years as a Policy and Compliance Director for the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security. He also worked for two terms in the Delaware General Assembly, advocating on behalf of criminal justice reform legislation. Smith’s experience makes him a qualified and well-suited choice for the position – his many accomplishments make him a leader in the Delaware cannabis industry.
Smith has outlined his three main goals as Commissioner:
- Bringing together stakeholders from the Delaware cannabis industry.
- Collaborating with government entities to ensure Delaware’s cannabis industry is maintained in compliance with all laws and regulations.
- Facilitating research initiatives to support evidence-based decision making in the cannabis industry.
Smith is determined to make sure that the cannabis industry is managed responsibly and is positioned to be a strong and competitive industry in Delaware. With him at the helm, Delaware’s cannabis programs are in good hands.
4. Bringing Insight and Authority to Cannabis Reform
The life-altering properties of cannabis are only beginning to be understood and appreciated by many in the world. With this newfound knowledge comes a responsibility to improve the policy and regulations around it. Advocating for reform can be a daunting task, but with careful insight and detailed research a lot of progress can be made.
Bringing authority to the conversation is key to gaining recognition and affecting real change. From advocacy to activism, there are countless ways to take a stance. Whether it is through using the media to bring attention to the struggle, organizing a protest, using a megaphone, or simply conversation, it is important to ensure the message is heard. Explaining and educating, accompanied by the right facts and details can help to create a solid foundation without leaving any room for doubt.
- Research to find the facts and explain what’s at stake.
- Educate to spread knowledge and understanding of the issue.
- Advocate for change and reform through detailed dialog.
- Act through collaboration, protests, and other tactics.
Dave Armstrong has been at the core of the criminal justice system for years, and his appointment as the Delaware marijuana commissioner will no doubt prove to be fruitful for cannabis users across the state. His years of experience, dedication and commitment promise to yield a positive outcome as Armstrong steps forward to ensure sensible marijuana regulations in Delaware.