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Big Tobacco Is Already Eyeing Pot

Cigarette manufacturers seem to be poised to get into the marijuana industry — as soon as it’s federally OK

A commercial cannabis grow in Colorado could be the kind of thing cigarette companies invest in, if marijuana becomes federally legal. Photo: Vince Chandler/The Denver Post/Getty Images

By Thor Benson

According to cannabis industry experts, it’s very likely that the country’s largest tobacco companies will get into the marijuana business, in some way, when it is possible. The question…

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