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POSTED: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 9:00pm

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Hopeful legal marijuana entrepreneurs flock to "CannaCon" convention in Tacoma, Washington. Janet Kim reports.

(KING) The new marijuana laws in Washington state are driving innovation in business.

Thousands of cannabis hopefuls are flocking to the CannaCon held at the Tacoma Dome to share ideas and get their names out in this new industry.

Organizers have called the CannaCon 2014 event a home and garden show with a twist. Participants might not be able to sell or smoke marijuana, but they can find elements for edibles or new innovations related to this relatively new industry, where innovators are already seeing growth.

"Basically CannaCon is your first business-type expo where you're just doing business; no smoking, no doing live music, no activism or all that and that the public is allowed to come into," said organizer Bob Smart.

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