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CHART: U.S. MARIJUANA INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT TO APPROACH $70B BY 2021

June 12, 2017

The U.S. cannabis industry is poised to inject nearly $70 billion on an annual basis into the American economy by 2021, an eye-popping figure that underscores the broader economic impact for towns and municipalities that accept legal marijuana businesses into their communities. Estimates published in the newly released Marijuana Business Factbook 2017 show the total economic…

Medical Marijuana Is Legal in California. Except When It’s Not.

November 21, 2016

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — California’s multibillion dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize cannabis in this month’s election. In Sonoma County alone, an estimated 9,000 marijuana cultivation businesses are operating in a provisional gray market, with few specific regulations, and are now looking…

What Will President Trump Mean for Pot?

November 11, 2016

The country as a whole might be in trouble – but it looks like marijuana measures are probably safe. There are plenty of things to be scared about during Donald Trump’s presidency: who he’ll nominate to the Supreme Court, the potential gutting of the Affordable Care Act, whether he’ll further strip women of their bodily autonomy…