The Green Machine: 5 Big Possibilities for Big Marijuana

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Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft man and current CEO of Seattle-based Diego Pellicer, recently announced some big plans for big marijuana. With pot already legal for recreational use in two states and medical consumption (nothing quite like a prescription brownie) in 16 others, it seems like only a matter of time before the drug is as common and legal as tobacco or alcohol. Or at least that’s what Jamen Shively is betting on.

The Seattle-area businessman’s plan includes the Image Credit: investment of $100 million over the next three years in the expanding "social marijuana" market, and the hopes of eventually forming a national chain of marijuana stores. If all goes according to plan for Shively, the growth of legal marijuana into a national industry could have some far-reaching implications.
The Green Machine: 5 Big Possibilities for Big Marijuana

5Obesity Epidemic

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We’re all well aware that this country already struggles with obesity. On a global scale, the United States is basically the fat camp of nations. So it’s easy to see how the legitimization of marijuana could compound our issues, and our neck rolls. If marijuana is more widely accepted and consumed, it only stands to reason that we as a nation could develop a very serious, very detrimental case of the munchies. It would also likely establish Taco Bell as the single most powerful corporate entity in the history of the world.

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