Budding Growth

Source: Carrie Abner, Council of State Governments, The Current State, Issue: 21, June 22, 2015

Anecdotally, it’s been a top cash crop in a number of states for decades. But with the opening of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington, states are just now beginning to understand the full financial impact of cannabis to government coffers. As more states look to add marijuana and its cannabis cousin, industrial hemp, to their agricultural industries, the costs and benefits are becoming clearer. ….