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A clerk at the Cannabaska marijuana store in Anchorage discusses the particulars of a strain of cannabis with a customer. The store’s owner recruited workers from Colorado, which has a more established marijuana industry. (Photo: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY)
DENVER — America’s fast-growing marijuana industry appears poised for supercharged growth after winning what cannabis entrepreneurs see as approval from the Trump administration to forge ahead.
The legal marijuana market was already growing exponentially despite fears of a federal crackdown under Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but Trump’s signal that he’ll respect state legalization may swing open the floodgates by reassuring traditional investors, entrepreneurs and local lawmakers that it’s OK to jump in.
Across the nation, risk-takers have poured billions of dollars into the