We recently stumbled upon a fascinating headline: “Legal Marijuana Bloomblog images Into the Fastest-Growing Industry in America”. Currently, the industry has a value of around $2.7 million, a 74 percent increase from 2013. As of 2015, 23 states have legalized medical marijuana while Colorado and Washington state also legalized recreational marijuana use for adults over 21. Voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C. approved recreational marijuana as well, but the market has not taken off as aggressively in these states while Congress banned all retail sales in the nation’s capital. Should marijuana be legalized in all 50 states, the market would quickly surpass that of the organic foods market, with a value of $36.8 billion. (Click here to read the article in its entirety.)
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