Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush

A legal Rocky Mountain high


  • To sample or not to sample Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    Starbuds marijuana dispensary owner Brian Ruden on whether he tests his own products.

  • No drug testing required Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Working in Colorado's pot industry requires background checks by the state's Marijuana Enforcement Division but no drug tests are necessary.

  • Pot tourists Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Tourism has long fueled Colorado's economy. Now its visitors have another reason to spend money here -- legal weed.

  • Green rush Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    If the legal sale of marijuana is revolutionary, the growth around Colorado's pot industry may be equally groundbreaking as hundreds of companies vie for a share of the state's projected $800 million marijuana market.

  • Edibles Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    When it comes to marijuana-infused edibles, there really can be too much of a good thing.

  • Smoke-free bliss Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    Similar to an e-cigarette, Open Vape pens have cartridges filled with purified cannabis oil. For the user, its discreet, smoke-free bliss.

  • Greeley opposition Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    Roughly a third of all municipalities in Colorado have opted out of the statewide legalization of pot. The city of Greeley wants no part of legal weed.

About Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush

  • Colorado made history as the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use. NBC News correspondent Harry Smith tells the story behind this stunning development, which has been called one of the great social experiments of the next century.

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  • Harry Smith

    Harry Smith is an NBC News correspondent who came to NBC News as a correspondent for "Rock Center" with Brian Williams in July 2011.