Legalize It: Nation’s Marijuana Industry Burns On Despite Major Drug Busts

Coburn Palmer - Author

Jul. 18 2015, Updated 1:09 p.m. ET

Denver is scheduled to air its first marijuana commercial on Monday, July 20, and the nation’s budding pot industry couldn’t be happier, despite recent high-profile drug busts.

With recreational marijuana use legalized in four states and the District of Columbia, and ten other states considering it, the newly minted industry is slowly being accepted by the general public.

Legalizing marijuana has been beneficial every time, according to every available indicator, and the once black market industry has now gone mainstream and is valued at $3 billion.

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