This is about building something, man. It's about being part of something beautiful. Something bigger than all of us. Much bigger, galaxies bigger, because we're all so small. Like a little molecule on the tip of my finger, just like tiny little specks made up of thousands of tinier little specks and, uh-- hey, where'd those Funyuns go?
Legal marijuana is a $5 billion business in the U.S., and Steve Janjic figured he’d get a piece of it. With a commodity exchange. For a product that can’t be transported across state lines. Not to worry. “It’s never easy to pioneer an industry,” says Janjic, a former foreign-exchange executive at Tullett Prebon LLC who has put $1 million into Amercanex Corp., an electronic cannabis-trading platform that handles sales of about 100 to 150 pounds of weed a week...Janjic and other Wall Street veterans backing Amercanex take the very long view. “I look at this as an early Nymex,” says Richard Schaeffer, a former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange. “I look for this to become a very substantial matching engine bringing buyers and sellers together.”