A special report on the growing marijuana industry

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Deep Dive - Marijuana

Special report: Weed, Inc.

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Venture capitalists are investing record sums in marijuana startups, growing twice as fast as 2018.

Why it matters: These investments are a bet that marijuana will be legalized in the U.S. at the federal level, as it has been in Canada.

Pot poll: 26% want to get high

Source: Axios/SurveyMonkey poll. Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

Most Americans support legalizing marijuana nationally (63%), but only about a quarter say they're interested in purchasing it (26%).

By the numbers: Young adults are most interested in purchasing marijuana — 40% of those ages 18-24 and 37% of those 25-34, according to an Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

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