By BILL BANNER-BROWNSTEINThe sun is setting on the marijuana business.
A new wave of legalization efforts, spurred by the recreational marijuana movement, is starting to hit the states where it first hit the national stage, with states such as Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and California having passed marijuana legalization initiatives.
The California initiative, Prop 64, will be on the ballot for voters on November 8, and voters in Oregon and Alaska will vote on recreational marijuana legalization in 2016.
While legalization in Colorado, which legalized recreational marijuana use and sales in January of last year, is set to go into effect in March, Oregon and Washington are set to begin legal marijuana sales later this year.
In the past, marijuana has been an important part of many American families.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2011, roughly one-third of Americans aged 15 and older said they had used marijuana at least once in the previous month, and two-thirds had smoked it in the last month.
The percentage of Americans who used marijuana in the past month has been rising, with a record-high 44.5 percent of Americans in 2016 indicating that they had smoked marijuana in at least one of the last four months.
In addition, nearly half of Americans said they were at least occasionally or frequently inebriated in the preceding year.
These numbers represent a shift from a time when marijuana use was often associated with social stigma and addiction.
According the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2015, only 4.1 percent of college students and 1.7 percent of high school students reported being at risk of becoming dependent on marijuana, compared to 2.8 percent of adults who had used alcohol.
According an Associated Press report, the U.S. National Survey of Drug Use reported in 2014 that 15.6 percent of women ages 18 to 49 reported using marijuana in their lifetime, with 3.4 percent of men reporting the same.
Marijuana was also one of six substances included in a list of 12 harmful substances included on the list of the most harmful substances used by Americans, with 7.3 percent of all Americans reporting using marijuana at some time in their life.
The Associated Press reports that while the majority of Americans have used marijuana, marijuana is now considered a gateway drug, and a gateway to a number of other dangerous substances.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently reported that marijuana use is more common among black Americans, and that blacks are more likely to use marijuana than whites, and are more susceptible to the effects of the drug.
The AP also reported that while marijuana use remains illegal in most states, it is legal in just a few, and many states have legalized it.
According a survey conducted by Gallup in 2015 and published by the Pew Research Center, 57 percent of black Americans believe marijuana use should be illegal, while only 27 percent of whites believe it should be legal.
In 2016, a Gallup poll found that 49 percent of people in the U.”s black community believe marijuana is a gateway, and 34 percent believe it is more harmful than alcohol.
It is worth noting that, while the percentage of people who use marijuana is up, the percentage who say they have used it in their lifetimes has dropped, from 42 percent in 2007 to 39 percent in 2017.
This is in line with the increase in people who have been arrested for marijuana possession in the United States over the past decade.
In 2017, an estimated 21,000 people were arrested for possession of marijuana, and an additional 3,000 were charged with other drug-related offenses.
In contrast, in 2016, marijuana possession arrests dropped by about 10 percent, from 5,900 to 4,200.
The most common charges against those who are arrested for illegal marijuana possession are possession of more than 30 grams, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of an unlicensed device.
The number of people arrested for drug-possession offenses increased by 10 percent from 2017 to 2018.
Arrests for marijuana and other drug offenses are typically part of a “crackdown” on marijuana-related crime, and the federal government is trying to make it harder for people to obtain marijuana by targeting marijuana dispensaries.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is cracking down on the dispensaries that are currently operating in the state of Washington.
In October, the DEA announced it would close down two marijuana dispensaries in Tacoma, Washington.
The state’s new law, which is set for implementation on January 1, 2020, will take effect after the state legislature approves the measure.
Under the new law marijuana businesses will be required to post a sign on the door stating they will be closing if they have more than 20 employees or more than 100 employees on the premises.
It will also be illegal to sell marijuana outside the state.
Washington state’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced in December that he would sue the federal Justice Department