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Sign at Little Grill Collective in Harrisonburg, Virginia during MACRoCk music festival. Image: Artaxerxes via Wikimedia Commons
 
Even as legalization continues to spread, and opportunities in the cannabis industry seem widely available, it can actually be tough for small business owners to cash in on the boom.

Cannabis bud at a Denver grow facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com

Scott Keyes ~ The Guardian ~

Legal marijuana tax revenues have been breaking records in Colorado this summer, nearly doubling monthly numbers from last year and on pace to exceed projections of legal sales that bring revenue back to the state.

Hashman Infused marijuana chocolate bars are hand-crafted by a classically trained artisan chocolatier. Photo: Salvador Ingram

The change in US cannabis laws has led to a growing market in food and drink laced with the drug, as Meg Carter reports.

Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association,  spoke at Nashville NERVE conference showing the latest data on the marijuana industry on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. (Photo: Shelley Mays/The Tennessean)
 
Marijuana is illegal in Tennessee, but when and if the law changes, the business opportunities will be vast — along with the risks.

Willie Nelson performing at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, May 2012. Image: joshbg2k via Wikimedia Commons
Craig Hlavaty ~ Chron.com ~
 
Texas country music legend and pot prophet Willie Nelson has found an investor for his Willie's Reserve private marijuana label.

Matthew Lopez, 33, examines marijuana buds with his iPhone light while shopping with his fiance Lizette Ortiz, 26, at The Grass Station in Denver, Co. Credit: Benjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times
 
DENVER — Some called it Christmas for stoners. Others warned of marijuana anarchy.

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