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Why Jeff Sessions' New War on Marijuana Hasn't Frightened Investors or Cannabis Entrepreneurs

The Attorney General's new policy to resume unbridled federal enforcement of marijuana laws has inadvertently revealed just how entrenched the cannabis industry has already become.

Andre Bourque

You Can Legally Buy Marijuana in California But Selling It Legally Is Tricky

Marijuana's unique status as legal under state law but illegal under federal law makes the cannabis business unlike any other.

California Unleashes a Massive Market for Legal Cannabis

Recreational marijuana is now legal in the Golden State and that has global reverberations.

Andre Bourque

A California Company Believes It Has Invented a Viable Marijuana Breathalyzer

The cannabis equivalent of a DUI poses testing challenges that were solved for drunken driving long ago.

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.

Chicago Voters Will Soon Tell Illinois Lawmakers If They Favor Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis

An advisory measure before voters in the most populous county in Illinois is intended to signal public support for a legalization bill in the Legislature.

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.

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.

Andre Bourque

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.

Canada Is Creating a Multi-Billion Dollar Legal Marijuana Industry

Canada sees marijuana legalization as a social justice reform and a major commercial opportunity.

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.

Cannabis Advocates Want 'Unjust' Federal Tax Code Changed

Cannabis businesses legal under state law are taxed like criminal enterprises by the federal government.