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Statewide legal marijuana is a $6.7-billion industry that may all go up in smoke if the Justice Department enforces federal laws prohibiting it.


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Statewide legal marijuana is a $6.7-billion industry that may all go up in smoke if the Justice Department enforces federal laws prohibiting it.

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High-Growth Sector

Statewide legal marijuana is a $6.7-billion industry that may all go up in smoke if the Justice Department enforces federal laws prohibiting it.

Ford’s El Foldo

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Burn Baby Burn

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