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Pot Lobbyists Hit Capitol Hill as Legalization Trend Grows

In November, voters in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia all passed ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana and with more states likely to weigh the issue in 2016, legalization advocates have greatly increased their spending on Capitol Hill, reports USA Today.

This year, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) created its first political action committee, doubled its spending on lobbying efforts and even held its first trade show in Colorado, which legalized the use of pot in 2012.

“Just like any other business sector in the country, we have a vested interest in ensuring that federal policy is favorable to business conditions for these small-business owners and job creators,” Aaron Smith, the group’s executive director, tells USA Today. [Read More]

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