In Pictures: High tech for high times. What it takes to run a medical marijuana business

In some ways, getting into the legal marijuana industry is a lot like launching any small business. You need capital. You need grow lights. You need Febreze. And you need technology -- which turns out to be the easy part.

A serious disposition We know – the temptation to make Cheech and Chong (or Harold and Kumar) jokes is overwhelming. But given the difficulties getting medical marijuana laws passed and the ongoing conflicts between federal and state regulation, sellers and cultivators need to play it very straight. The preferred term is either cannabis or medical marijuana, not blunt, boo, chronic, dope, grass, herb, kif, kush, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, skunkweed, Texas tea, wacky-tobacky, or any of the plant's 3,000 other synonyms.

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