Colorado's Grand Experiment is nothing short of an economic, political, social and medical revolution. That realization, as well as my company's my role in it, is something I regularly reflect on. I have been in the pot business for five years now. Family and friends have initially considered my career choice an odd, perhaps risky move.
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