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Amid Federal Delays, Can Marijuana Companies Break Their Slump?

Cannabis plants in a greenhouse.

Cannabis plants in a greenhouse.

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

This week, Matthew Townsend and Tiffany Kary look at some positive signs for the cannabis industry that’s still waiting for movement from the federal government. 

More U.S. states are headed toward allowing the sale of recreational cannabis, including New Jersey this month, giving some analysts hope that the swoon hitting publicly traded pot companies may come to an end.