Legal Cannabis Sales Expected to Reach $23 Billion in 4 Years (Infograph)

Last year there was $5.7 billion in legal cannabis sales sold throughout the Untied States, According to a new report, that number is set to more than quadruple to $22.8 billion by 2020; just 4 years.

According to the newly released 4th Edition State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report from ArcView Market Research and New Frontier, most of the increase will be attributed to an large boost in recreational cannabis sales, as more states legalize the plant, and as states that have already legalized it expand the number of retail outlets in operation.

Below is an infograph, provided to us by USA Today, visualizing the above-mentioned report:

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DEA Agents Keep Jobs Despite Distributing Drugs, Falsifying Official Records and Other Misconduct

By Brad Heath and Meghan Hoyer, USA Today

A sign with a DEA badge marks the entrance to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum in Arlington, VirginiaThe U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed its employees to stay on the job despite internal investigations that found they had distributed drugs, lied to the authorities or committed other serious misconduct, newly disclosed records show.

Lawmakers expressed dismay this year that the drug agency had not fired agents who investigators found attended “sex parties” with prostitutes paid with drug cartel money while they were on assignment in Colombia. The Justice Department also opened an inquiry into whether the DEA is able to adequately detect and punish wrongdoing by its agents.

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