The legal cannabis industry is the fastest-growing industry in the United States, according to a report in The Huffington Post. Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Four states (Washington, Colorado, Alaska and Oregon) have legalized recreational marijuana and are regulating it like alcohol. Up to five states are widely expected to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in the 2016 elections. An estimate by GreenWave Advisors projects that if all 50 states legalized marijuana and the federal government ended prohibition, the market could reach $35 billion by 2020.

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