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New Jersey's New Governor Is Moving Fast to Expand Access to Medical Marijuana

For eight years, Chris Christie restricted New Jersey's medical marijuana program every way he could. Phil Murphy is erasing that legacy in a hurry.
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Cannabis Industry Sees Blockchain as Key to Growth While Complying With Regulations

Marijuana, for generations an outlaw product sold on a black market, could become the most transparent industry in existence.
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States Ask Congress to Allow Cannabis Access to Banks

Legal marijuana is a multi-billion industry, with nearly every transaction done in cash.
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Maine Lawmakers -- and Voters -- Still Hope to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Maine voters have approved legal marijuana but the governor, a noted opponent of legal cannabis, has thwarted legalization despite voters
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Marijuana Legalization Advocates Look to 2020 for Referendum in Florida

Florida is likely to have one, and perhaps two, legalization measures on the ballot in 2020.
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Researchers Recognize an International 'Tide Effect' Driving Worldwide Cannabis Reform

A U.K. study finds marijuana legalization in one nation encourages reform by neighboring countries. Something similar is happening between states in the US.
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Jeff Sessions' War on Marijuana Is a Bit of a Yawner and Could Backfire On Him

The Attorney General's aggressive posture toward the $10B cannabis industry has little support, including from his fellow Republicans.
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To the Surprise of Nobody, Nevada Marijuana Sales Hit $126 Million In 4 Months

The state that pioneered legal casinos and has the monopoly on legal bordellos has, unsurprisingly, taken well to legal pot.
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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.
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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.
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California Unleashes a Massive Market for Legal Cannabis

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