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Here's Where Colorado Spends Its Skyrocketing Pot Tax Revenue

The first state to legalize recreational adult use of marijuana is now funding a host of programs with the proceeds.

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Unites to Protect Marijuana Industry

Twentyeight states have legalized marijuana to some extent but only four congressmen are advocating overtly for the industry.

California Bill Provides Trademark Protection for Marijuana Industry

California, long a pioneer in legalizing cannabis, is intent on giving the industry the legal tools to grow.

Cannabis Stock Index Grew 236% In 2016

Marijuana's ambiguous legal status appears to have little effect on cannabis investment euphoria.

Survey Finds Most Police Officers Support Medical Marijuana

Softening attitudes among police lags general public acceptance but seems to confirm an inexorable social trend.

Illinois Asks Trump to Let Banks Take Medical Marijuana Business

Federal rules effectively barring marijuana businesses from using banks stymie the medical marijuana industry.

Jeff Sessions Offers Cannabis Industry No Reassurance

The Attorney General nominee's answers to questions from senators about marijuana enforcement policy were disconcertingly vague.

Luxury 'Bong' Maker Faces Unique Trademark Infringement Dilemma

How do you argue those counterfeit water pipes are illegal under trademark law when the original is illegal under federal criminal law?

North Americans Spent Almost $7 Billion on Legal Marijuana in 2016, Report Finds

The cannabis industry in the US and Canada shows rapid growth as legalization continues its halting march.

Senators Push Treasury Department to Loosen Marijuana Banking Restrictions

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want regulators to stop penalizing legitimate vendors hired by marijuana businesses left in a legal gray area between state and federal law.

Marijuana Industry Launches Colorado Campaign on Safe Cannabis Use

The public safety campaign is one more sign the marijuana business is now culturally mainstream.

Study Links Medical Marijuana to Fewer Traffic Fatalities

The health and public safety concerns that kept marijuana illegal for generations are proving unfounded where it is now legal.