Investors look at marijuana start-ups in Seattle

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SEATTLE — With legal marijuana sales about to start in Washington, start-up businesses are preparing for the market and seeking financing.

Thirteen companies are making a pitch Tuesday in Seattle to 60 investors at a meeting organized by the ArcView Investor Network.

ArcView says a similar pitch-meeting was held in September in Denver and more than 10 investors put more than $1.7 million in three marijuana-related businesses.