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MarketWatch reports that Walgreen - while not a licensed provider of medical marijuana - has been using its blog to write about its benefits, while advising readers to consult their physicians.

Dahlia Sultan, a pharmacy resident at the University of Illinois and Walgreens, used the company blog recently to cite studies from the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, writing, “Research has ... shown marijuana provides pain relief in ways traditional medicines don’t. Medical marijuana can improve appetite and relieve nausea in those who have cancer and may help relieve symptoms such as muscle stiffness in people who have multiple sclerosis.”

The MarketWatch story notes that "few national brands have openly discussed legal cannabis, though that may change, experts say, as demand increases for it. Twenty-three states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and four states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis." The legal marijuana industry is expected to continue growing, with legal sales in 2016 projected to reach $6.7 billion, up from $5.4 billion in 2015.
KC's View:
To be honest, I haven't made up my mind how I feel about recreational marijuana legalization, but I do think it'll be interesting to see how major retailers deal with it if it happens on some sort of broad scale. It won;t just be the product itself, but the accoutrements; will we see bong sections at Walmart or Walgreen?

I'm guessing that whatever the reservations may be, companies may find the millions of dollars that can be made to be too hard to resist.