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Legalizing Cannabis Can Help Rural Americans: Here Is How

Legalizing Cannabis

Historically, Rural Jobs Are Disappearing It’s increasingly difficult to succeed in rural America these days, and there’s more than one reason for that, but legalized cannabis is a major solution. On the other hand, there’s more than one reason for the problems, The Great Recession hit rural America hard. The opioid epidemic continues to devastate America’s Heartland, and the rate of violent crimes in rural America has reached a ten-year high. It’s also true that rural Americans are more likely to die young, and more likely to die from suicide. There are many good approaches to improving the lives of rural Americans, like raising the minimum wage, increasing funding for basic social services, and adopting stronger pollution standards for industrial farms. But as someone who grew up in rural America and is now living in southern California, I also believe legalizing cannabis could help. A recent study found that legalizing cannabis nationwide could create needed…

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