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People lined up at midnight and took out extra cash for the first day of legal weed in Nevada

People lined up at midnight and took out extra cash for the first day of legal weed in Nevada

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July 1 was a big day in Nevada.  At midnight, dispensaries could legally start selling marijuana for recreational use. Nevada voters chose to legalize recreational marijuana back in November, and that decision went into effect on Saturday.  People over 21 years old can buy weed with ID at the state's dispensaries. Buying from anyone not licensed by the state and smoking weed in public are still illegal.  Legal weed in Nevada means legal weed in Las Vegas, and many of the Nevada residents most excited for midnight to hit lined up in Vegas last night.  Many people lined up overnight as Las Vegas began selling legal pot for recreational use for the first time. https://t.co/T1wmvf1fvh pic.twitter.com/BnugOk41P1 — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 1, 2017 Read more... More about Marijua
Legal marijuana sales topped $5.8 billion in 2016

Legal marijuana sales topped $5.8 billion in 2016

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Legal marijuana is growing fast.  Sales of the newly legal-for-many drug topped $5.8 billion in the United States in 2016, and $6.7 billion in North America, according to a new report. That's a 30 percent jump to sales in North America, according to Forbes. U.S. sales in 2015 came in at $5.4 billion, so most of that growth is in Canada. In 2014, U.S. marijuana sales were $4.6 billion.  The Arcview Market Research report cited by Forbes projects that North American sales of legal marijuana will reach $20.2 billion by 2021.  SEE ALSO: Weed lovers will find this Reddit gift exchange mixup hilarious Read more...More about Marijuana Legalization, Marijuana, and Business Source: Marshable