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Marijuana has come a long way in the United States since California launched its first-in-the-nation medical program 19 years ago.

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Carol Tice ~ Forbes ~
 
Legal Cannabis franchises are emerging -- here's why would-be entrepreneurs looking to buy a turnkey opportunity in this space should be cautious.

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Thomas Dunford ~ The Wall Street Journal ~
 
Proposed Carers Act would redefine cannabis as a Schedule II controlled substance

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Overly cautious rules on legal marijuana are driving away needed capital investment, writes columnist Jonathan Martin.

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HILARY BRICKEN ~ Above the Law ~
 
Capitalization of cannabis businesses still comes primarily from friends and family rather than from institutional investors.

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Todd Campbell ~ The Motley Fool
 
There's been a lot of excitement about marijuana legalization during the past year. A big reason for that excitement is the potential for marijuana to make a life-changing impact on patients who are suffering from a variety of tough-to-treat diseases like epilepsy and cancer.

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Peter Hecht ~ The Sacramento Bee ~
 
Retired Silicon Valley engineer Angelo Mallol, 56, turned out Sunday for a seminar on how to start a small business – in the pot trade.

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Sean Williams ~ The Motley Fool ~
 
Just when marijuana supporters thought things couldn't get any better, last week brought incredible news.

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Jim Dallke ~ Chicago Inno
 
As marijuana laws across the United States begin to change, a host of startups have emerged in what is now one of America's fastest-growing industries: cannabis production.

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William Westhoven ~ Daily Record ~
 
LINCOLN PARK NJ – A longtime family agriculture business in Morris County has partnered with a publicly-traded corporation to enter a new growth business — medical marijuana.

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Matt Ferner ~ Huffington Post ~
 
Legal marijuana in Colorado has already generated more than $15 million in tax revenue that is specifically earmarked for public schools, according to the latest data from the state's Department of Education.

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Daniel Wallis ~ Reuters
 
DENVER, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Consumers in Colorado bought more than 17 tons of recreational marijuana buds during the first year of the state's new retail market, but sales of medicinal pot still outstripped that at almost 50 tons, officials said on Friday.

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Khadijah Adams: Marijuana Investment & Private Retreat ~ CASHINBIS ~
 
She has one of those stories that’s not only powerful, but incredibly motivational. 

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Ellen Chang ~ Main Street
 
The walls of Kind Love in Denver are covered with professional artwork from local artists while the marble countertops and Italian leather couches are reminiscent of spending the day in a spa.

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Bridgett Weaver ~ Greeley Tribune
 
Colorado made more than $52 million in tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana last year, creating for some small business owners a booming and legitimate business.

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