Business | As states legalize marijuana, tobacco companies are indicating their interest in the reefer business
by Jim Long
Posted 8/30/18, 10:18 am
Third in a series on the legalization of marijuana
Big Tobacco is joining the Green Rush. For years, four Big Tobacco companies—R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris (now known as Altria), British American Tobacco, and Imperial Tobacco—have played down interest in the emerging marijuana market. Now, they are positioning themselves to pounce, a half century after the wacky weed first gained mass popularity.