The Green Rush: Behind the Growing Medical Marijuana Industry

Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana

We've all heard of the California Gold Rush, but if you haven't yet heard of the Green Rush, you are late to the game. The Green Rush describes the growth of the medical marijuana industry during 2008-2010, when many western and central states saw an exponential boom in the number of dispensaries, or stores, that sold marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Despite the stigma often associated with drugs, today's medical marijuana business (MMJ) is booming. The herb is used to alleviate symptoms for physical ailments such as gout, chronic pain, vision problems and nausea caused by chemotherapy treatment.