06/16/2011 02:26 pm ET Updated Aug 16, 2011

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Demand drives innovation. And with an estimated $1.7 billion in annual sales in state-sanctioned markets plus $18 billion in sales on the black market, industry advocates say the marijuana market is here to stay -- legal or not.

One local company has joined the ranks of businesses around the nation trying to tap into the pot economy to make the market greener, safer and more sustainable.

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