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The Year Ahead: Cannabis Legalization in 2018

Legal marijuana sales are booming with no end in sight, with the very possible exception of a renewed federal crackdown.
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Massachusetts May Leap Ahead on Cannabis Cafes

A state commission is working on rules to speed the opening of retail shops were adults can purchase and consume marijuana legally.
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Hawaii Sees Legalizing Adult Use Marijuana As Huge Boon to Island Economy

Legal marijuana is certain to appeal to the 9 million annual visitors but industrial hemp also could boost self-reliance in the Aloha State.
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Legal Marijuana Just Can't Catch a Break From Washington

There will be no tax relief for the legal cannabis industry, and the Justice Department is threatening a return to fierce enforcement.
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Canada Is Creating a Multi-Billion Dollar Legal Marijuana Industry

Canada sees marijuana legalization as a social justice reform and a major commercial opportunity.
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Will New York or Illinois be Next to Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

A recent poll in New York shows strong public support for legal pot, while Illinois has crushing budget pressures that make cannabis taxes very appealing.
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Cannabis Advocates Want 'Unjust' Federal Tax Code Changed

Cannabis businesses legal under state law are taxed like criminal enterprises by the federal government.
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The Cannabis Industry's Largest Conference Showcases a Maturing Industry

The Marijuana Business Conference celebrated what has become a highly regulated sector devoted to pharmaceutical precision in the composition of its products.
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Burgeoning Marijuana Industry Has a Growing Need for Scientists

The cannabis industry increasingly is viewed as immense source of new jobs at all skill levels.
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The Evidence Says Legal Marijuana Reduces Opioid Deaths But Chris Christie Won't Believe It

Christie, chairman of a presidential commission on the opioid addiction epidemic, links marijuana to overdose deaths despite all the evidence to the contrary and none in support.
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Entrepreneurs See Opportunity Addressing Consumer Demand for Pesticide-Free Cannabis

The unique legal status of marijuana has left it outside the normal consumer protection oversight of government agencies. Entrepreneurs are filling the void.
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New Jersey Voters Likely Just Approved Legalized Marijuana

Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for governor, was emphatic about his commitment to legalizing marijuana. He won by a wide margin.
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Jeff Sessions' 'Guidance' Cited by Maine's Governor In His Veto of Legal Marijuana Bill

The delay in legalizing marijuana in Maine seems rooted in what the Attorney General said and not what he has done, which so far is nothing.
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The Cannabis Industry Has Had Explosive Growth in Business Expos and It Isn't Slowing Down

Expos are where entrepreneurs find their way to cannabis opportunity.
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Steep Taxes on Recreational Marijuana Are a Powerful Incentive for States to Legalize

Legalizing adult-use marijuana frees states from huge enforcement and incarceration and creates a huge new source of revenue.