The U.S. weed rush and white-collar cannabis CEOs

This file photo taken on October 4, 2015 shows a marijuana plant at the first annual DOPE Cup, a cannabis competition, in Portland, Oregon. They are bankers, accountants and computer engineers -- mainstream in every way but for one respect -- their love of cannabis and the desire to make megabucks in a growing US industry. This week in New York, around 120 people took part in workshops on where and how to invest in cannabis, currently an estimated $7 billion industry, on the sidelines of the fou

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 19, 2017, on page 15.




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