Looking ahead, the effort and funds now being poured into the cannabis industry could create jobs and tax revenue and fuel innovation for years to come.
"It's no longer some guy in a warehouse where they roast coffee to cover up the smell," Electrum's Bocskor said. "All this money is driving innovation that will affect agriculture around the globe."
Said Howell, "We're not just growing weed to sell weed anymore -- it's a business."
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