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Study Links Medical Marijuana to Fewer Traffic Fatalities
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Study Links Medical Marijuana to Fewer Traffic Fatalities

The health and public safety concerns that kept marijuana illegal for generations are proving unfounded where it is now legal.
Colorado Grants $2.3 Million For Marijuana Health and Safety Research
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Colorado Grants $2.3 Million For Marijuana Health and Safety Research

Ironically, it is only now that marijuana is legal -- at least under state law -- that it is getting scientific scrutiny for safe use.
Cannabis Industry Raised $1 Billion in 2016
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Cannabis Industry Raised $1 Billion in 2016

Despite the industry's precarious legal status, investors are flocking to states where voters have legalized cannabis.
Marijuana Industry Hopes for Regulatory Stability in 2017
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Marijuana Industry Hopes for Regulatory Stability in 2017

Marijuana is legal in most states but illegal federally, a complex situation made even less certain with a new President taking office.
Canada Takes Next Step Toward National Marijuana Legalization
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Canada Takes Next Step Toward National Marijuana Legalization

While the US federal government remains stubbornly opposed to legalizing marijuana, our neighbor to the north is increasingly interested in cannabis commerce and moving away from pot prosecutions.
Thomas Jefferson University Receives $3 Million Marijuana Research Grant
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Thomas Jefferson University Receives $3 Million Marijuana Research Grant

Although more than half of US states have legalized marijuana for medical use only now is the nation's first research facility for medical marijuana opening.
Survey Finds Oregon Residents Support Banks Working With Marijuana Industry
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Survey Finds Oregon Residents Support Banks Working With Marijuana Industry

Banks and credit unions often cite "reputational risk'' as a reason for not working with cannabis businesses but research shows there is little risk they would be stigmatized.
Microsoft to Offer Software for Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Legal Cannabis
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Microsoft to Offer Software for Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Legal Cannabis

The software giant has entered in a partnership with a California company specializing in regulatory compliance for an industry that isn't entirely legal and can't use banks to do business.
Industrial Real Estate Market Gets Boost With Marijuana Legalization
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Industrial Real Estate Market Gets Boost With Marijuana Legalization

Legal marijuana operations are finding space to grow and store their product by paying premium rents for warehouse space.
Cannabis Industry Is Rattled by Trump but Thinks Federal Crackdown Unlikely
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Cannabis Industry Is Rattled by Trump but Thinks Federal Crackdown Unlikely

The nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General is worrisome but court battles over states' rights and decisive voter support for legal cannabis make tough enforcement problematic for the Trump Administration.
Tight Regulations Could Inhibit Investment in Australia's Medical Marijuana Market
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Tight Regulations Could Inhibit Investment in Australia's Medical Marijuana Market

The government Down Under has made cannabis legal for the ill but regulatory hurdles seem likely to make genuine access difficult.
Colorado's Marijuana Industry Is an Economic Powerhouse
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Colorado's Marijuana Industry Is an Economic Powerhouse

The first state to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use is enjoying a boom in tax revenues and employment.
Study Finds Most Investors Comfortable With Businesses That 'Touch' Marijuana
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Study Finds Most Investors Comfortable With Businesses That 'Touch' Marijuana

Growing public acceptance of marijuana, highlighted by a slew of successful legalization initiatives, is encouraging investment.
Marijuana Advocates Wait for Trump's Stance on Legalized Cannabis
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Marijuana Advocates Wait for Trump's Stance on Legalized Cannabis

The President-elect said during the campaign that states ought to decide the legal status of cannabis but he is stocking his administration with zealot opponents of legalization,
Cannabis Medicinals Sales Expected to Reach $2 Billion by 2020
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Cannabis Medicinals Sales Expected to Reach $2 Billion by 2020

Legalization of medical marijuana in more than half the states has created a booming market for medicinal and personal care products.