"It was astonishing," said the company's founder Vincent Mehdizadeh. "We couldn't really understand why that was happening other than that there was a high demand for stock with limited supply." He added, "We believe an appropriate trading range is between $5 and $10, but, alas, the market will do what it will do."
They do see the high share prices as a permanent reality in the coming years, though, and in their third quarter revenue jumped from $850,000 to $1.3 million.
So, the takeaway here is essentially what everyone knew: in addition to being a legitimately helpful form of medicine and a fun thing for people to enjoy, legalized marijuana has the potential to be outrageously lucrative. That, and drug vending machines are apparently way less fun than I had dreamed — watch their totally incomprehensible video tutorial for this thing over at the Medbox website, if you have Advil on hand. It involves actual fingerprinting!
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