The US legal cannabis market is growing rapidly, and California is leading the way. It has the largest legal cannabis market in the world, and the industry is expected to continue expanding. For better or for worse, many states have adopted practices similar to those in California; across the US, California has become a bellwether. Because of its geographic, economic, and cultural diversity, California is a laboratory for the vast natural experiment studying how state and local policies are associated with cannabis use and related harms and is able to generate valuable lessons for decision makers in other jurisdictions.
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