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Business of Marijuana

Jake Dimmock, co-owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, waters young plants in a grow room in Seattle. After voters weighed in on election day, Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow legal pot for recreational use, but they are likely to face resistance from federal regulations.

The Business of Marijuana

November 9, 2012

Currently there are 18 states in the U.S. that allow for the cultivation and distribution of medicinal marijuana to approved patients with prescriptions from their doctors. On Nov. 6, Colorado and Washington passed measures to extend the legislation to permit recreational use of marijuana.