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‘Big Marijuana’: Watch this lobby group grow

‘Big Marijuana’: Watch this lobby group grow

Daniel Libit | @daniellibit
Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

Big Oil has one. Big Telecom has one. Big Pharma has one. If you’re an industry with a true foothold in Washington—a “Big” lobby, in other words—you’ve got to have a “revolving door.”

And increasingly, it seems like the $2.5 billion-a-year (and growing) American cannabis trade is building its own—let’s call it a “revolving hotbox,” to use the pot smoker’s parlance—attracting a growing number of ex-politicians and former political staffers to the industry’s cause.

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