DENVER — Nearly 60 million Americans may wake up Nov. 9 to find voters in their states have abolished long-standing marijuana prohibitions, a three-fold expansion for legal cannabis across the country.
The weed industry is becoming a legitimate economic engine. Sales of legal marijuana in the US are estimated to more than double by 2020, as is the broader economic impact of the industry, a new report predicts.
More than a quarter of all legal cannabis in North America is sold in California, despite much stricter laws than Colorado or Washington.
Burgeoning business in states with legal sales sparks momentum for reform.
Tribal lands could be the next frontier for the marijuana industry in Nevada.
South Dakota voters could boost funding to teachers and reduce the state's sales tax burden by supporting a ballot measure aimed at legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
Colorado and California may be ground zero for medical marijuana, but Florida could quickly catch up.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to legalize recreational pot, arguing the move will help solve the state’s notorious budget crisis.
Lawmakers are proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois but say the legislation probably won't come up for a vote until next year.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers say the time is ripe for New Mexico to legalize and tax marijuana sales for recreational use as the state grapples with a budget deficit and plunging revenues.
BRADDOCK (KDKA) — When the steel jobs left the Mon Valley, towns like Braddock fell into decline. Mayor John Fetterman believes that marijuana may help turn things around.
The projections from the report by New Frontier Data paint a pretty rosy picture for folks interested in entering into the legal cannabis industry.
Increasingly, marijuana advocates say, Pueblo is turning into the Napa Valley of Weed for those seeking to grow, buy or sell the leafy green plant illegal in much of the world.
About an hour and half north of the metro, the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska sits on 300 square miles of reservation land stretching into Iowa's Monona County.
"We need jobs," Daniel Webster said, who lives on the reservation.
On the eve of a vote that could legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, a Colorado company is preparing to build the state’s largest marijuana greenhouse, a sprawling, high-tech complex that could eventually expand to nearly 1 million square feet.
PORTLAND, Maine — A handful of recreational marijuana legalization drives has the medical pot industry bracing for something it never expected to deal with: competition.
"I would look and I would think to myself what can I put here? What can we do? It hit me. This could be a medical marijuana facility."
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