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Who works in the cannabis industry? A new trade association ad campaign shows its employees – Cannabis News

The cannabis industry is trying to show a different face — one that is far from a stoner stereotype.

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National Cannabis Industry Association: the people have spoken; legalizing cannabis is good Republican policy – Cannabis News

NCIA: At no point in our nation’s history has there been more support from mainstream America for taking marijuana out of the criminal market and putting it behind a legal, regulated counter.

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National Cannabis Industry Association: the people have spoken; legalizing cannabis is good Republican policy – Cannabis News

NCIA: At no point in our nation’s history has there been more support from mainstream America for taking marijuana out of the criminal market and putting it behind a legal, regulated counter.

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Country's largest cannabis business summit lands in Oakland – Cannabis News

OAKLAND -- Roughly 3,000 people flocked to the Marriott Oakland City Center this week for a business conference that, in many ways, was just like any other.

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom calls on cannabis community to campaign for legalization in November – Cannabis News

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned a conference of cannabis industry members Tuesday that they need to get involved in passing a pot legalization measure on the November ballot or the cause will be set back nationally.

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom calls on cannabis community to campaign for legalization in November – Cannabis News

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned a conference of cannabis industry members Tuesday that they need to get involved in passing a pot legalization measure on the November ballot or the cause will be set back nationally.

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Kirsten Gillibrand calls for reform of medical marijuana laws

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, addresses the National Cannabis Industry Association meeting, in New York, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. AP Photo: Richard Drew via OneidaDispatch.com
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The legal marijuana industry finds itself at a crossroads, as it prepares to meet in Manhattan

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Marijuana market: High risk, high reward

Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association,  spoke at Nashville NERVE conference showing the latest data on the marijuana industry on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. (Photo: Shelley Mays/The Tennessean)
 
Marijuana is illegal in Tennessee, but when and if the law changes, the business opportunities will be vast — along with the risks.
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Kirsten Gillibrand Set To Be The First Ever Sitting Senator To Address Cannabis Industry Conference

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY) speaks at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
 
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is set to become the first ever sitting senator to give a keynote speech for a cannabis industry conference later in September, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
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More retirees flock to U.S. states for legal pot

Bob Leeds, co-owner of Sea of Green Farms, shows some of the marijuana he produces during a tour of his growing operation in Seattle, Washington June 30, 2014. (Reuters/Jason Redmond)
 
A growing number of retirees are factoring in the legalization of pot when choosing where to spend their golden years.
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Pot Politics: The Marijuana Business Comes To Washington

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The legal cannabis industry is using favorable public opinion and a newly legal cash flow to try to transform itself into a force in national politics.
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New bill would let marijuana shops use banks

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Pot shops would have access to banks under new legislation in the Senate.
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The Politics of Legal Marijuana

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Taylor West, Deputy Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, talks about how much the American political landscape has changed when it comes to lawmakers and their perceptions of legal marijuana
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The Evolution of the Legal Marijuana Industry

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Taylor West, Deputy Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, talks about the changes currently facing the industry as it evolves and grows.
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Does Anybody Want $3 Billion in Cash From Pot Sales? Big Banks Say No, Thanks

Image of Legal Marijuana plants available for sale
 
The U.S. government has opened a new line of business for America’s biggest banks, and for once they don’t want it. Little wonder: it’s cash from legalized marijuana.
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