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A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on June 22, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on June 22, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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At least five states — California, Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts and Maine — will vote on the legalization of marijuana for recreational use this year, and three others — Florida, Missouri and Arkansas — will vote on legalization for medical use.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Ryan Nerz, chief cannabis correspondent for Fusion, about why 2016 could be such a big year for marijuana legalization in the United States.

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Ryan Nerz, chief cannabis correspondent for Fusion. He is also author of the book "Marijuanamerica" and host of "The Cannibusiness Report." He tweets @ryannerz.

This segment aired on August 2, 2016.

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