In Pictures: High tech for high times. What it takes to run a medical marijuana business

In some ways, getting into the legal marijuana industry is a lot like launching any small business. You need capital. You need grow lights. You need Febreze. And you need technology -- which turns out to be the easy part.

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Air freshener Bet you thought we were kidding about the Febreze. Aside from making the retail environment a little less pungent, air freshener comes in handy in other ways. Many dispensaries store the day's cash proceeds in the same safe where they lock up the product at night. The problem? Many banks won't accept deposits of ganja-scented greenbacks, says MJ Freeway co-founder Amy Poinsett. To actually spend their money, dispensary owners often end up having to wire themselves cash.

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