Will Canada become America's cannabis capital?

Plans to legalise recreational marijuana in Canada have those south of the border worried they’ll lose their lead in the emerging pot industry
The Guardian (UK)
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to legalise recreational marijuana consumption on a federal level, opening the door to investment, less restrictive tax policies and banks that can treat the marijuana industry like any other. While legalisation hasn’t yet taken place in Canada, when it inevitably does American marijuana businesses may suddenly find themselves at a disadvantage. Canadian companies might leapfrog the growth and development that’s taken place in the US since legalisation began at the state level. (See also: Vancouver issues first business licence to marijuana dispensary)