Pot Is Hot

All of a sudden, weed is the new black.

Exhibit A:

NPR’s All Things Considered umpteen-part series The New Marijuana.

(Their “Seeds & Stems” installment should air in the next week or two.)

Exhibit B:

Sunday’s New York Times Business piece, “When Capitalism Meets Cannabis.”

Lede:

ANYONE who thinks it would be easy to get rich selling marijuana in a state where it’s legal should spend an hour with Ravi Respeto, manager of the Farmacy, an upscale dispensary here that offers Strawberry Haze, Hawaiian Skunk and other strains of Cannabis sativa at up to $16 a gram.

She will harsh your mellow.

“No M.B.A. program could have prepared me for this experience,” she says, wearing a cream-colored smock made of hemp. “People have this misconception that you just jump into it and start making money hand over fist, and that is not the case.”

Well that’s a buzz kill, eh?

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