Medical Marijuana Boom Predicted for 2013
It may be crass to promote grass, but the concept of marijuana for medicinal purposes is spreading across the country, with many weed-wielding businesses predicting a high time for their bottom line.
One such company is X-Change Corporation, based in Dallas. The drug company announced late last month that it will unveil an array of cannabis-based products and formulas to medical dispensaries across the country, perhaps including the only facility in New Jersey.
In December, the Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, N.J., became the first state-approved and licensed dispensary of medical marijuana in the Garden State. More than 300 approved and chronically ill patients received no more than two ounces of herb, and another hundred or so have joined a growing wait list to be approved by the state.
At least a dozen states are operating under some kind of state-mandated medical cannabis program. Add to the mix that legislators in Washington state and Oregon recently approved the recreational use of marijuana, and the weed business is indeed perched to soar to dizzying heights.
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