Rob Meagher Ed in Chief writes

Overall, the Industry has seen positive movement in 2017 in many areas. If the excitement and attendance at this past fall’s MJ Biz Conference is any indication of its future promise, the little engine that roared will continue to build momentum even though future impediments, some seen and some hidden in the murky world of the prohibitionists who want to impose their minority position on the U.S., remain. At last count, the state of cannabis legalization through year-end 2017 is reflected nicely in the following scorecard.

Cannabis ProgramsNumber of StatesPopulation% of US
States with CBD Programs45 297,475,81095%
States With Hemp Programs16237,476,44576%
States with Medical Programs30 195,131,08562%
States with Adult-Use Programs868,678,40722%
US Population 312,326,693

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