The next catalyst for marijuana investors may come from an obvious place: Big Tobacco.
While alcoholic-beverage companies have been active in the marijuana industry, Big Tobacco curiously has not.
But new comments made by an Altria executive show that the company is evaluating opportunities in marijuana. Altria owns Phillip Morris USA, which makes Marlboro cigarettes. Before digging deeper into the logic of cigarette companies getting into marijuana, let’s review marijuana stocks with the help of a chart.