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Cryptocurrency and the Allure of a Cashless Cannabis Industry

Marijuana prohibition never stopped marijuana sales. Blocking legal marijuana businesses from the legal banking system isn't working, either.
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Activists Secure Marijuana Legalization Measure on Michigan's Ballot This November

A decade ago Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana and appear poised to do the same for recreational marijuana.
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These Stats on Cannabis Sales Will Shock You

New projected numbers put the pot business on par with Netflix and McDonald's.
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For the Perfect Social-Impact Investment, Look No Further Than Cannabis

Perhaps the final unhappy irony of cannabis prohibition is that the plant is a benign substitute for many problematic products and raw materials.
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California's 'Pot Desert' Problem

Although marijuana is legal in the Golden State, there are still large swathes where it's prohibited.
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DEA Chief's Congressional Testimony About Legal Marijuana Angered Some, Baffled Many

The nation's top drug enforcement officer was unflinching in his opposition to legalizing marijuana and apparently not embarrassed by his complete ignorance of the relevant science.
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Why Some Veterans Are On the Front Lines to Legalize Hemp

Solidiers tell lawmakers that cannabis helps ease chronic pain and PTSD
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Racial Injustice and the Legal Marijuana Industry

Social justice advocates don't want the allure of profits and new tax revenues to eclipse the damage done by decades of enforcement in communities of color.
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You Would Have Thought This Liberal Senator Already Supported Legal Marijuana, but Now She Actually Does

Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from San Francisco, now supports letting states decide marijuana law for themselves. Many conservative Republicans reached the same conclusion well before she did.
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A New Governor Brings New Growth to New Jersey Medical Marijuana Industry

The prospects for legalized recreational marijuana are uncertain in the Garden State but there is broad agreement that medical marijuana is humane and should be widely available to those it can help.
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New Study Will Explore Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for Autism

Despite a near-ban on medical cannabis research federally, a private donation will fund work on autism treatment in California.
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Bipartisan Concern for Veterans Drives Bill to Allow VA to Research Medical Marijuana

Congress seems to be ever so slowly coming around to popular opinion on the merits of medical pot.
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A Closer Look at the Cannabis Market

Before you jump into starting a cannabis business, find out what the outlook is for this currently booming industry.
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Trump Basically Says Obama-Era Marijuana Policies Aren't Going to Change

A conservative Republican senator from Colorado has wrung a big concession from the administration to protect his state's booming cannabis business.
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