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Glass artist Mark Nowicki displays his handmade bongs at the O.G Tubes booth at the marijuana expo at the Hawaii Convention Center on July 19. Image: Cory Lum, Civil Beat.

Competition will be fierce for Hawaii’s eight licenses to grow and sell medical cannabis. Many other types of businesses are looking for a piece of the action as well.

Photo: Jamie Kraus
 
A marijuana dispenser in Colorado is modeling his career after an unlikely business hero: TV dinner tycoon Clarence Birdseye, who practically invented the frozen food industry thanks to his dual interests in food preservation and inventing new technology.

People share marijuana seeds at the swap event at Libertine, in Adams Morgan. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
 
WASHINGTON — Pot-related businesses in the District are starting to meet expectations, growing steadily since last February when marijuana became legal for private and personal use.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is the target of a lawsuit filed by a credit union seeking to serve the marijuana industry. Image: Dave Kaup/KCBJ
 
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City finds itself in the middle of a heated debate about the legalization of marijuana, as the target of a lawsuit filed by a credit union seeking to serve the industry.

Cannabis leaf and Texas State Capitol Building
John Austin ~ CNHI State Reporter via Cleburne Times-Review ~
 
AUSTIN — Texans with epilepsy may not be buying legal cannabis oil here until 2017, but home-grown entrepreneurs are already lining up for a cut of the mainstream marijuana business.

Cannabis bud and hand.
 
Cincinnati area businesses are already pondering what they should do if Ohio votes this fall to legalize marijuana, including use of medicinal pot on the job.

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