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Cannabis Industry Likely to Employ More Than 400,000 By 2021, Study Projects

The federal government shows few signs it will legalize one of the biggest job producers in the country.

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Despite Being Illegal Under Federal Law, Cannabis Has Grown Into a $9 Billion Industry In States Where It Is Legal.

Americans are spending as much on legal marijuana as they do on car parts, yogurt or Halloween candy.

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Gimme Shelter: Massachusetts Lawmakers Push to Become a Marijuana Sanctuary State

The federal prosecutor is threatening to move against businesses operating legally under state law. Two legislators say local police shouldn't help if they do.

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Uruguay Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Rate Has Plummetted

The small, progressive South American nation has ended its war on drugs and has no regrets.

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Study Suggests Legal Pot Would Make Border Safer Than a Massive Wall

Smuggling is a violent business undeterred by walls but utterly dependent on a black market.

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The Opioid Crisis Is Forcing Open Minds About the Lifesaving Potential of Medical Marijuana

Steep declines in overdose deaths wherever medical marijuana is legal has led increasing numbers of policy makers to question the federal government's ban on cannabis research.

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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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