The Green Rush: Searching for (High) Yields – NASDAQ.com

As more and more states across the US push towards marijuana reform, investors are increasingly seeing the plant and its chemical compounds as an emerging industry; ripe for the taking in what is fast becoming a multi-billion dollar business . Over the years they’ve garnered a little action in the OTC market, but we’re taking a look at a few pot-related stocks that you can trade across the NASDAQ/NYSE, and you might be surprised at who makes the list.

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AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV )

In 2013 Abbott Laboratories spun off its pharmaceutical arm into AbbVie Inc.,  a research-focused PLC that manufactuers well known drugs such as Humira, Vicodin, and a synthetic cannabinoid capsule called Marinol . Cannabinoids are the chemical group of

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