2019's Top U.S. Cannabis Stories: Vape Crisis, Industry Challenges, Landmark Legalization Moves & More
These are the headlines that dominated the cannabis industry in 2019 -- what can we expect in 2020?
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January 1, 2020 6 min read
This story originally appeared on MJBizDaily The U.S. cannabis industry experienced some momentous moves forward on the legalization front in 2019, but it also faced significant obstacles that reflected how the licensed marijuana sector is continuing to mature and why it cannot always expect boom times and unfettered growth.
The top page views of the year at Marijuana Business Daily show the industry’s interest in both sides of the coin. Among the most viewed stories of the year were those that focused on:
The vaping health scare. Illinois’ historic move as it became the first state in the country to legalize retail sales through its Legislature and the 11th overall to approve adult use. A key U.S. House committee’s approval of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act. California marijuana business headwinds such as those surrounding the illicit market and ongoing licensing barriers. What follows is a rundown of MJBizDaily’s top stories of the year, as determined by the number of page views on the U.S. site.
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