Utility companies operating in Florida have donated more than $1.9 million to the misleadingly named Consumers for Smart Solar, a political action committee set up to oppose a ballot initiative that would allow for third-party sales of rooftop solar energy.
Investors of all varieties are starting to look at marijuana as less of a stoner's fad and more of a serious business venture.
Aspiring marijuana business owners need a clean record and access to large amounts of both financial and social capital.
The developing national marijuana industry is still sifting through labor disputes long since settled in other lines of work.
As marijuana becomes legal in more states for both medical and recreational use, the vast majority of banking institutions in the U.S. sit on the sidelines, bypassing billions in business.
Advocacy groups have poured millions of dollars into legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana in states across the country.