The green wave is coming: Recreational pot becomes legal in Massachusetts on July 1

Republicans and Democrats like to talk about their hopes for red and blue waves, respectively, during the upcoming mid-term elections, but it’s a wave of a different color that’s hitting this year and in years to come — a green wave as the nation goes to pot.

Marijuana, that is.

Times have changed. In 1936, a trailer for the propaganda film “Reefer Madness” described marijuana as “the burning weed with its roots in hell.”

“The ultimate end of the marijuana addict is hopeless insanity,” it said.

But it’s clear that the stigma associated with “pot,” “weed,” “reefer,” etc. is greatly diminished.

Today medical marijuana is more at