In case you think marijuana hasn’t gone mainstream: Microsoft is now weed-compliant.

As Nathaniel Popper writes, the company better known for instigating a mind-expanding number of PowerPoint presentations has thrown in with a Los Angeles start-up to offer software that helps governments monitor sales and commerce in states where pot is sold legally.

It’s a sensible move, considering how widespread the legal marijuana industry has become in the past few years and how rapidly it is growing.

This fall, five states will vote on legalizing marijuana to one degree or another. The largest vote is in California, where pot is already allowed for a wide range of medical complaints.

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