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How This E-Cig Franchise Is Moving Into Marijuana

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This story appears in the February 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In the series finale of the Showtime comedy Weeds, marijuana is legalized, and housewife-turned-drug dealer Nancy Botwin builds a 50-unit chain of pot cafes that she eventually sells to Starbucks.

Adam Murphy
Patent pending: Chip Paul of Palm Beach Vapors.

It’s the type of future that Chip Paul, co-founder of Palm Beach Vapors, can get behind. With legalization in Colorado and Washington in full swing, and with referendums passed in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., Paul is prepping his 20-unit, Tulsa, Okla.-based e-cigarette franchise to get ahead of the game in case pot laws fall across the country. 

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