Remember those huge wildfires in Northern California last year? They burned through a number of state-legal (and illegal) cannabis farms.
The farmers started a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring that were promptly closed as the site decided that since cannabis is still illegal under Federal law, it could not process the donor payments.
Now, new cannabis-oriented sites are springing up, like CannaFundr and Fundanna or 420FundMe. These sites claim to democratize the ability of the common man to invest in an industry that previously was available only to rich “accredited” investors.
Note also that there are publicly traded Canadian cannabis companies that have been, one assumes, vetted somewhat for the casual investor.