Welcome to the latest edition of the USA Cannabis Directory, your guide to enjoying - and showcasing - quality cannabis products and services.Resolve to increase your business connections this year: Marijuana is now the nation's fastest-growing industry. The legal marijuana industry brought in $2.4 billion last year, so it's certainly no longer any sort of laughing matter. That figure represents an increase of a whopping 74 percent in one year's time, and, over the next five years, the marijuana industry is expected to continue to grow, with ArcView predicting that 14 more states will legalize recreational marijuana and two more states will legalize medical marijuana. At least 10 states are already considering legalizing recreational marijuana in just the next two years through ballot measures or state legislatures. To date, four states -- Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon -- have legalized retail marijuana. Washington, D.C., voters also legalized recreational marijuana use, but sales currently remain banned. Twenty-three states have legalized medical cannabis. Still, marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. The report projects that, by 2019, all of the state-legal marijuana markets combined will make for a potential overall market worth almost $11 billion annually.This guide is all about creating connections whether say you are a dispensary, an equipment manufacturer in the industry, or an accountant or legal expert looking to provide support services, this directory will help improve your visibility, reach and retention throughout the US and abroad, while ensuring that prospective customers can easily find your business so that everyone can locate the quality cannabis products, services and partners they need.Available online, on mobile apps and on self-updating CDs & USBs, the USA Cannabis Directory is a dynamic, social-media enabled and searchable directory, designed to provide maximum visibility. We encourage you to use it as a connection to your next customer and we encourage you to reciprocate by doing business with fellow cannabis companies appearing in this publication.The directory is distributed via our extensive network, reaching the increasingly growing cannabis community, with both local and non-local consumers and businesses who turn to the USA Cannabis Directory for information about doing business and use it to reach new retailers and partners. The directory is open and freely accessible to the general public, including the states who already have legalized retail marijuana: 7+ million residents of Washington state, 5+ million residents of Colorado, 4 million residents of Oregon and close to 1 million residents of Alaska.