Comparing legal marijuana sales to the annual revenue of nine popular food and beverages brands proves to be no comparison at all.

It may have seemed like a long shot 20 years ago, when California became the first state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for compassionate medicinal use, but today the marijuana industry has grown into a veritable giant.

In just the past two decades we've seen 23 states (including California) legalize the prescription of marijuana for certain ailments.

The list of qualifying diseases and disorders for a medical marijuana prescription tends to vary from state to state, but many types of terminal cancers and glaucoma are commonly accepted ailments where medical marijuana may be of use.

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Sean Williams ~ Motley Fool ~

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