Inside America’s Billion-Dollar Weed Business: The Grass is Greener

In a city with dispensaries as common as coffee shops, Denver is undoubtedly the epicenter of the legal marijuana movement. And if you’re in the business of bud, it’s a good place to be: Colorado accounted for a third of the country’s 2.7 billion dollar marijuana market last year.

But with being America’s fastest growing industry, comes growing pains. Marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, which has led to conflicting state laws, restrictive regulations, and endless problems for cash-only marijuana business owners and operators.

VICE News meets the investors cashing in on the green rush and finds out how fractured marijuana laws are causing the American market to miss out.

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  2. Alcohol is the same. Lots of people and companies make and sell alcohol because there is lots of money to be made. And the government likes it because of taxes. I have seen many people killed by this garbage but then those who do it are already weak minded.

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  4. What I dont get is Nixon started the war on drugs and look what happened to him he was a criminal and not only that we lost the war on drugs. Here in ky we r losing tens of millions in taxes every year bc it's our cash crop yet it's illegal for medical and rec. Ky will be one of the last states to legalize because of our close minded ignorant state government. Most of them think hemp is pot so it should be illegal too. People need to be educated and see for themselves how much marijuana helps cancer patients and many different illnesses way better than all the drugs the doctor proscribe to make big pharma even more rich. Big pharma plays a big role in keeping marijuana illegal at the federal level. Too many greasy pockets in our federal government

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