Nineteen of the states that allow hemp cultivation reported a crop last year.
In California, officials have destroyed thousands of the illegal pot plants they say Mexican cartels were growing on public land.
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The new report found that pot grown in Oregon is flooding illegal markets in at least 37 other states.
The state provided a detailed update on the industry, which is clearing $1 billion in sales annually.
When advocates now seek marijuana legalization, they also are focusing on investment in poor communities and fixing longstanding criminal justice problems.
Small businesses are struggling in California's recreational marijuana industry, hurting state revenue and prompting lawmakers to look how to improve participation in the regulated market—instead of the black market.
Sen. Rick Jones says the legislation is necessary because Michigan voters may soon decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
The recent action at the State Capitol in Juneau echoes sentiments nationally about the use and regulation of cannabis.
Route Fifty's new survey shows local government officials are particularly skeptical.
But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.
Lawmakers states that pioneered recreational marijuana legalization have been reluctant to allow home delivery, even in an era when consumers are used to getting more items delivered.
Black and Latino people use and sell drugs at a similar rate to other racial groups, but they are far more likely to be arrested and prosecuted, according to a new report. This racial disparity didn’t change after marijuana was legalized.
"I don't think we've come together around one particular legislative proposal," according to Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.
"I feel that a majority of the House would support this," said U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat. Nearly 70 lawmakers have signed a letter in favor of the provision.
Sen. Cory Gardner met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to discuss his concerns.
By forcing cannabis businesses to rely on cash, the move might make businesses, owners and employees vulnerable to theft and complicate state efforts to collect taxes on drug sales.
The move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stirs uncertainty for states that have legalized cannabis sales and production.
Anecdotes have emerged of vulnerable consumers, such as cancer patients, contracting dangerous infections after smoking bad weed.
Banks and credit unions are becoming more comfortable serving marijuana businesses. But the progress could be wiped out by President Trump’s Justice Department.
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