An American capitalist profiting from the recent pseudo-legalization of marijuana in the U.S. by opening up a dispensary that sells the plant in smokeable form to registered medical marijuana patients. With low overhead and endless demand for their product, ganjapreneurs — as opposed to less successful entrepreneurs — have almost a zero percent chance of their business failing through typical channels. Used recently by Atlantic Monthly and Denver Westword magazine to describe marijuana retailers in Colorado, but can refer to any legal ganja shopkeeper in America.
"Colorado's Marijuana Economy: An Explosion of Ganjapreneurship"
—Atlantic Monthly headline from August 2009
"Many (medical marijuana dispensaries) are operated by what insiders are calling a 'second wave' of ganjapreneurs ..."
—Denver Westword magazine, September 2009