Marijuana stocks have captured the public imagination, but should they capture investors' hard-earned dollars?

The pot stock industry has no shortage of operators and seemingly no shortage of drama. It is the wild west, as new business models and entrepreneurs look to exploit the country's changing attitude to the drug. However, rapid growth often comes with growing pains, and many of these companies are still working out the basic blocking and tackling of running a business.

In this episode of Market Check-Up, The Motley Fool's health care-focused investing show, analysts David Williamson and Michael Douglass discuss two stocks that have recently run into problems with the SEC. One of them is currently on a trading hold, and the other just started trading again. Watch and find out the source of these companies' problems and the best way for investors to approach the burgeoning marijuana industry. 

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