Legal marijuana is certain to appeal to the 9 million annual visitors but industrial hemp also could boost self-reliance in the Aloha State.
There will be no tax relief for the legal cannabis industry, and the Justice Department is threatening a return to fierce enforcement.
Canada sees marijuana legalization as a social justice reform and a major commercial opportunity.
A recent poll in New York shows strong public support for legal pot, while Illinois has crushing budget pressures that make cannabis taxes very appealing.
Cannabis businesses legal under state law are taxed like criminal enterprises by the federal government.
The Marijuana Business Conference celebrated what has become a highly regulated sector devoted to pharmaceutical precision in the composition of its products.
The cannabis industry increasingly is viewed as immense source of new jobs at all skill levels.
Christie, chairman of a presidential commission on the opiod addiction epidemic, links marijuana to overdose deaths despite all the evidence to the contrary and none in support.
The unique legal status of marijuana has left it outside the normal consumer protection oversight of government agencies. Entrepreneurs are filling the void.
Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for governor, was emphatic about his commitment to legalizing marijuana. He won by a wide margin.
The delay in legalizing marijuana in Maine seems rooted in what the Attorney General said and not what he has done, which so far is nothing.
Expos are where entrepreneurs find their way to cannabis opportunity.
Legalizing adult-use marijuana frees states from huge enforcement and incarceration and creates a huge new source of revenue.
The cannabis industry faces many legal challenges, but it now has an unbeatable marketing message.
A slight majority of Republicans for the first time joined lopsided majorities of Democrats and independents to support legal cannabis.
A legalization bill is sailing through the Legislature and Democrat Phil Murphy has pledged to sign it. He has a commanding lead in the polls.