Legalize It: The Marijuana Industry Gets A Little Higher, Nation’s Pot Industry Isn’t Going Up In Smoke

Coburn Palmer - Author

Jun. 21 2015, Updated 3:41 p.m. ET

Puff, puff, pass. That’s the mantra of the recreational marijuana smoker and today it’s louder than ever.

That’s because four states in the country have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and 10 more are considering it.

What was once a back alley, black market has gone mainstream and is now worth almost $3 billion, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The change is affecting everything from banking regulations and politics to summer camps.

This weekend California’s Daly City played host to the Cannabis Cup, an event featuring 416 vendors with prizes for everything from the best marijuana to the best edibles.

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