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Midwest

Wisconsin Governor Backs Effort to Decriminalize Marijuana

The governor is a cancer survivor who favors access to medical cannabis.

Key Cannabis Legalization Wins Could Bring in Upwards of $2 Billion in New Sales

With few exceptions, voted approved both ballot measures and candidates favorable to legal marijuana, at least for medical purposes.

Activists Secure Marijuana Legalization Measure on Michigan's Ballot This November

A decade ago Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana and appear poised to do the same for recreational marijuana.

These Entrepreneurs Use the Power of Their Community to Grow and Give Back

Greg Rollett and Brandon Adams travel to La Crosse, Wis., a small river town, to see how entrepreneurs in this city have used the power of community to turn their ideas into thriving businesses.

Where Investors Are Missing Startup Opportunities in America

It's time to stop ignoring the entrepreneurs in "flyover country."

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