Ex-Microsoft Manager to Create First US Marijuana Brand

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OLYMPIA, Washington — A former Microsoft executive plans to create the first U.S. national marijuana brand, and said he is kicking off his Seattle-based business by acquiring medical cannabis dispensaries in three U.S. states. Read this entire NY Times article.

“It’s a giant market in search of a brand,” Shively said of the marijuana industry. “We would be happy if we get 40 percent of it worldwide.” A 2005 United Nations report estimated the global marijuana trade to be valued at $142 billion. Read more.

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