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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
Fearing competition, medical marijuana industry opposes full legalization of the stuff
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By Pat Cunningham
July 29, 2013 11:10 a.m.



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Social conservatives who oppose legalization of marijuana probably don’t realize it, but they’re siding with an industry that’s against free-market competition.

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Talk about a buzz kill.

Pot legalization activists are running into an unexpected and ironic opponent in their efforts to make cannabis legal: Big Marijuana.

Medical marijuana is a billion-dollar industry — legal in 18 states, including California, Nevada, Oregon and Maine — and like any entrenched business, it’s fighting to keep what it has and shut out competitors. Dispensary owners, trade associations and groups representing the industry are deeply concerned — and in ...

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