One example? Carl’s Jr. is using a Denver restaurant to market a hamburger infused with CBD, a non-intoxicating molecule found in cannabis.
Colorado Springs is a prime example of the tension that exists between cities that rely on the economic stability of military bases and the tax dollars of a local recreational pot marketplace can bring.
There are notable differences in health research findings on tobacco and marijuana, but some governmental officials, researchers and other worry about how to curb cigarette smoking as more states make it legal to smoke pot.
Visits to the ER related to cannabis are on the rise, and edibles can cause psychiatric and heart problems.
Since Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, eight others have joined them.
Other legislative efforts to legalize recreational marijuana are underway in New York and New Jersey, while a bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Democrat-dominated Hawaii fizzled last week.
Rather than calling for national legalization, John Hickenlooper wants marijuana to no longer be a Schedule 1 controlled substance so it can be studied.
Competition has driven down the price of marijuana, which means many smaller mom and pop dispensaries in Colorado struggle.
The Denver marijuana enterprise made large amounts of money from "looping," a practice where some customers would repeatedly return to the same store to buy marijuana intended for black market sale.