Who says marijuana can’t gelp our economy? Amid ongoing legalization efforts, a report from financial news firm ‘See Change Strategy‘ predicts the marijuana market could reach $9B/year by 2017, a 429% growth in the industry. In time, the ganja market could be a strong rival for the beer and wine industry. It is estimated that 100 million Americans have tried marijuana in their lives, with 28 million having used marijuana in the last 12 months. Hey, it’s a popular plant.