When Napoleon ruled France in the early 1800s, California was a wild frontier region - home to just a handful of pioneers.
But last year, California overtook once-mighty France in the rankings of the world's largest economies, coming in at sixth place.
The International Monetary Fund says California's GDP is worth roughly $2.5 trillion, buoyed by agriculture, tourism, aerospace, and, of course, Silicon Valley and high tech.
The vast scale of economic opportunity in the Golden State is incredibly important for another big reason. That huge GDP will help serve as a key "trigger" - or catalyst - in the breakout frontier investing world of legal cannabis.
Starting Jan. 2, California is all set to make recreational use of marijuana for adults fully legal. Simply stated, we've never seen anything this big happen in the legal cannabis industry.
That's why I'm headed south to Anaheim this week to attend the California Cannabis Business Conference, where some 350 firms will be represented.
To give you the inside edge, I've spoken with the group's leaders.
Today I'll be sharing their insights with you.
They foresee a more than $20 billion impact in just the next four years alone.That's why I'll also show you the single best move you can make to get a slice of that huge pie...