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This combination of November 2013 photos in Washington state shows, top row from left, pastry chef Marla Molly Poiset, security guard Steve Smith and businesswoman Angel Swanson. In the middle row from left are, businessman Daniel Curylo, couple Bilye Miller and her partner Todd Spaits, and farmer Bruce King. In the bottom row from left are, store manager Yevgeniy "Eugene" Frid, businesswoman Cecilia Sivertson and marijuana grower Paul Schrag. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Ted S. Warren)

Prospectors seek fortune in legal pot

Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawing pot prospectors of all stripes.



Microsoft veterans and farmers, real estate agents and pastry chefs, former journalists and longtime pot growers alike are seeking new challenges — and fortunes — in the production, processing and sale of a drug that's been illegal for generations. (AP)