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Washington State expects marijuana sales taxes to bring in more than $1 billion over the next four years, according to a budget forecast published by the Office of Financial Management.

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Kathleen Burke ~ MarketWatch ~
 
 If you’re a small-business owner and marijuana has been legalized in your state, should you care?

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Kristen Wyatt ~ Associated Press
 
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's attempt to create a bank to service its marijuana industry has received a setback from the Federal Reserve.

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A five bladed leaf from a three month old female cannabis sativa plant. Image: Psychonaught via Wikimedia Commons
 
It didn’t take long before marijuana companies would be treated like any other company, and that means getting sued.

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A tractor cuts a small plot of hemp at a University of Kentucky research plot near Lexington. Image: Dylan Lovan, Associated Press via Washingtonpost.com
 
Tobacco isn’t the reliable cash crop it once was. And that has hundreds of other farmers across the South revisiting a plant from deep in the region’s past: industrial hemp.

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Elizabeth Hernandez ~ The Denver Post ~

Colorado recreational marijuana sales are close to $60 million in August 2015; medical marijuana sales climb slightly.

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