Cannabis has gone from a criminalized drug to a multibillion-dollar global boom in just a few years. Here's everything you need to know about the emerging legal cannabis industry.

Barbara Corbellini DuarteCannabis is the world’s newest and most dynamic industry, borne out of close to a century of illicit trade.
  • Legal cannabis is one of the world’s newest and most dynamic industries. Since Colorado legalised the drug in 2012, the previously illegal plant has birthed multibillion-dollar public companies, minted billionaires, and brewed social change not seen since the end of Prohibition.
  • As cannabis companies scale up, they’re seeing interest from institutional investors, major consumer corporations, and Group of Seven governments.
  • Business Insider reports regularly on the latest developments of the cannabis industry. You can read our stories by subscribing to BI Prime.

Here’s what we know about what’s going on inside the world of the fascinating legal cannabis industry right now, from the largest publicly traded companies, to venture-backed startups, to the rapidly shifting federal policies around the drug.

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