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story.lead_photo.caption Katrin Haugh, left, and Carol Thompson, of the Absentee and Petition Office, begin processing 20 boxes of over 46,000 signatures for a proposed ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the state Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. If enough signatures are verified — they need about 30,000 qualified signatures — the question of whether to make pot legal in the nation's northernmost state will go before voters in the Aug. 19 primary. Signatures must come from at least 7 percent of voters in at least 30 House districts. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Erik Hill) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)

While regulators warn of scams, some of the biggest percentage gains in the stock market this year are being harvested by investors speculating on marijuana penny stocks.

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Business, Pages 27 on 01/10/2014

Print Headline: ‘Pot’ shares soar despite scam warnings

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