what is ridiculous is the fact that everyone is looking so short term it is not even funny. MJ is not going away but going to get more legalized as we go forward the ball has already started rolling with legalization in Washington and Colorado and the Farm Bill. The Govt sees enormous money from taxes much like tobacco and is a new market they can tap into to get more cash. Now big tobacco may one day buy all these guys out and take over but either way this opportunity is sitting right there for everyone do not get scared or panic. hell for $1000 bucks you can get upto 3000-10000 shares of a mj stock based on which one and its price. if you do not think that is worth a gamble then just stick with mutual funds.