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Not too long ago, a marijuana supplier was a drug dealer. Now it's a 'creditworthy tenant,' as weed companies grow.

CHICAGO - Medical marijuana company Verano Holdings was out of room at its headquarters in Chicago's River North. It was just that simple.

Earlier this year, the company found a new home. At 9,500 square feet, the new office is almost four times larger than the previous space. It's decorated for a cannabis company, with bright, stylized marijuana artwork and a sign that reads "Please keep off the grass" near the co-founders' door. Verano has an option to take over more room in the building if needed.

"We just had no space. People were working at

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