Marijuana is going to be legal in Colorado in a mere six months.
As far as this goes economically — seeing an industry transition from a black market to a medical market to a legal market — anything on this scale is unprecedented since the days of Prohibition.
I flew out to Colorado to see what it’s like on the ground floor of an industry that’s about to explode.
Here, we look at the entire production cycle of marijuana in Colorado. We looked at Denver Relief’s growery; I got an inside look at Dixie Elixirs, which makes marijuana-infused soft drinks and snacks; and I toured CannLabs, the cannabis testing facility that ensures that all marijuana products are up to snuff.
Then we got a look at the Denver Relief dispensary in Downtown Denver, where marijuana is sold legally. Lastly, we got a look into the operations at Heady Glass to learn how water pipes and bowls are made from scratch.
Read the introduction to the series here: LEGALIZED POT: Our Exclusive Look Inside America’s Emerging Marijuana Industry