There’s a good reason the legal marijuana industry is known as the “green rush”: It has a lot of people seeing dollar signs. Most marijuana stocks with a market cap of $200 million or higher have doubled or tripled in value over the trailing year. These returns come on the heels of exceptionally strong sales growth in the industry, and a marked shift in the public’s perception of pot. Regarding the former, leading cannabis research firm ArcView is forecasting North American sales growth of 26% through 2021. If this prediction proves accurate, we could be looking at almost $22 billion in legal annual weed sales very soon. We’re also witnessing growing support for legalization among the public. The harsh truth: Canadian marijuana stocks don’t need the US to thrive

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