Medical Marijuana Penny Stocks High

The stocks sell on lightly regulated marketplaces, namely the OTCPink, a market place more commonly known as the Pink Sheets, and the OTC Bulletin Board. These marketplaces are not full-fledged exchanges, meaning they lack many of the investor safeguards found at the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

The dangers of trading in penny stocks, though, haven’t seemed to slow some traders down. Shares of the stocks are up anywhere from 21% to 2,104.5% this year as speculators pile in on the idea these companies might be able to capitalize on the rise of pot legalization.

One big winner has been GreenGro Technologies, which makes a variety of equipment used to grow plants, including marijuana. Shares are up 2,104% this year, but Wednesday they plunged down $0.28 a share to $0.80 a share.

A stock connected with the marijuana trade that’s not a penny stock is Medbox, which closed down $20.80, or 28.15%,to $53.10 a share, on Wednesday. The company makes dispensing machines that can be unlocked by consumers using biometrics, including fingerprints.

To read more, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/01/08/marijuana-pot-drug-legalize-colorado/4374977/

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