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Title:Urban Planning and the Cannabis Industries: Guidance for Implementing Green Industries with High-Level Opportunities
Author(s):Harm, Taryn Stephnae
Contributor(s):Doussard, Marc
Subject(s):medical cannabis
Geographic Coverage:United States
Abstract:The medical cannabis industry is legal in twenty-nine states and Washington D.C. with ninety-three percent national support and the recreational cannabis industry is legal in eight states with fifty-nine percent national support. To date, the retail sales of the state-sanctioned cannabis markets in Colorado, Oregon and Washington have generated $836 million in tax revenue. When implemented properly, these new industries will generate significant revenue for municipal governments, as well as create an industry of inclusivity and social justice. However, both cannabis industries come with challenges and if not addressed, these challenges will introduce disarray and misconception that will disrupt their viability for success. This implementation guide to the cannabis industries will inform urban planners in a variety of positions as to how they should cater the new industries to the needs and values of their regions. It is key that planners, city officials, and developers understand the depth of the industries' subsequent impacts and start on the discussions, research and analysis, and public meetings that will happen prior to the establishment of either industries.
Issue Date:2017
Series/Report:MUP Capstone
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-11-08

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