The Big Business of Legal Marijuana

Investors of all varieties are starting to look at marijuana as less of a stoner's fad and more of a serious business venture.

Federal Restrictions Hamper Medical Marijuana Research

An analysis by News21 shows that $1.1 billion of the $1.4 billion that the National Institute of Health spent on marijuana research from 2008 to 2014 went toward research on marijuana abuse and addiction. Only $297 million was spent on its effects on the brain and potential medical benefits for those suffering from conditions like chronic pain.