More than 35,000 people from 75 countries are expected to attend the three-day conference that occupied 250,000 square feet of the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center. Last year, the footprint was half that size.

A stroll through the show floor this week at Sin City's convention center felt like your garden-variety glitzy business expo, except for the plentiful portrayals of cannabis leaves.

MJBizCon, cannabis' biggest trade show, is slick, well-heeled, popular and professional.

It's a stark reminder of how this fast-growing -- yet still federally illicit -- sector has cast off tired stereotypes in favor of traditional business approaches. 

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Alicia Wallace ~ CNN Business ~

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