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Hot Business Trend: Medical Marijuana Delivery

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With hundreds of recently cropped-up medical marijuana dispensaries slated to be closed down by city officials, there's a new wave of businesses devoted to delivering pot to clients. The Daily News takes a look into this popular, but unregulated, "homegrown" industry, and discovers the biz includes "enterprising farmers, business entrepreneurs and even a former Los Angeles pot dealer methodically switching her former clients to legal patients." It's not a new thing to have pot delivered, mind you, but some are heralding the uptick as a "game-changer" in the face of new regulations and the recent pot shop ordinance debacle at City Hall. But is this an illegal drug transport method? And what happens if California's voters legalize marijuana in November?