Zynga Founder Trying to Cash In On Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana legalization by Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. in the 2014 election has investors keen on the prospects of the marijuana growth.  It is suspected that more states will legalize in 2016, so the race is on who is going to be at the forefront of this new industry.

Zynga founder Tom Bollich is throwing his hat into the ring as CEO of Surna, a Colorado company that sells chilling systems and other equipment used to grow commercial marijuana.   When asked about the new company, Bollich said, “I enjoy new industries. You’re able to come in, help shape it and set the groundwork before a lot of the major players come in,”

Growing pot seems like a big leap compared to FarmVille and Words with Friends, but Bollich, who left Zynga in 2009 sees parallels.

“It does remind me a little...

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