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Investors are weighing the risks and benefits of backing the expanding medical and recreational pot markets. In recent months some marijuana stocks have soared to extreme highs, while others have plummeted. Investment experts are split on the wisdom of jumping into the market. Some point to legalizaton efforts around the country as a reason to be bullish on pot. But others caution against investing because of red flags such as that the federal government still considers it an illegal drug, and extreme fluctuations in the market.