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  • Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, listens to discussion on a bill he sponsored which would allow marijuana dispensaries to form financial co-operatives, at the Colorado Legislature, in Denver, Wednesday May 7, 2014.

    Colorado lawmakers approved the first financial system for the marijuana industry, a network of uninsured cooperatives that allow banking services.

  • Tranzbyte’s medical marijuana vending machine made its debut in Colorado last week.

    Buying marijuana in pot-friendly Colorado just got even easier, like buying a can of soda or pack of gum from a vending machine.

  • Weed vending in Colorado

    As marijuana safety concerns grow, Stephen Shearin, Tranzbyte COO, discusses his company's age verification marijuana vending machine for medicinal users.

  • Hemp farmers get green light

    Darrell Adler and Mike Sullivan, co-owners of Hemp Farm Colorado, share what the approval to grow hemp in Colorado might do for the economy. Buzzfeed's Jon Steinberg provides insight.

  • A sign near one of MillerCoors' two owned-and-operated barley farms where the company is constantly testing new ways to improve water usage.

    MillerCoors has made water conservation one of its key priorities, from its breweries around the country to the farms that supply it.

  • Arvada Colo. bans pot shops

    Mayor Marc Williams of Arvada, Colorado, discusses the vote by city council members in Arvada to place a ban on retail marijuana sales in the town.

  • Marijuana hearing on Capitol Hill

    Rep. Jared Polis, (D-CO), discusses the briefing on Capitol Hill about the legalization of marijuana. Right now we have an active conflict between Washington law, Colorado law and national law, state laws and local laws are in direct conflict with federal law, Rep. Polis says.

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    Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday.

  • Bankers waiting for more concrete pot biz: Starbuds owner

    Starbuds of Denver owner Brian Ruden says the next step in his business is to get more "growth capacity" to handle the demand.

  • Nicholas Broms, who was involved in a drug-related explosion last November. Broms was one of the growing number of casualties from manufacturing hash oil, a potent marijuana byproduct made with butane.

    From exploding kitchens to super-intense highs, making and smoking marijuana concentrate—aka “dabs”—is getting more attention in the move toward legalization.

  • The Google of cannabis?

    Todd Mitchem's company, Open Vape, manufactures a product similar to an e-cigarette. It's a pen that heats a cartridge filled with purified cannabis oil.

  • Colorado is cashing in

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the first tax revenue numbers are being reported in Colorado. Pueblo County did $1 million in gross sales netting the county $56,000 in one month.

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    Investor Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank" said he's torn between the upside of legal marijuana sales and possibly running afoul of the federal government.

  • O.pen Vape: The Google of cannabis?

    NBC News correspondent Harry Smith takes an inside look at "O.pen Vape," a company that has created a high-tech device to smoke hash. Smith also comments on the "windfall of money" the taxation of marijuana will give Colorado.

  • Colorado weed shops rolling in green

    Every day we went out to shoot video it was an eye-popping experience, says NBC News Correspondent Harry Smith, talking about his new documentary on the big business of marijuana. Two pot shops in Colorado brought in about $1 million in total sales in January, producing about $56,000 in local sales taxes. Forty percent of the business comes from edibles, says Smith.

  • The Martha Stewart of pot

    When it comes to parties, event planner Jane West gives high end a whole new meaning. Guests enjoy both the pot and "munchies for foodies."

  • Sative Blondie Mix

    When it comes to recreational marijuana, forget the joint! People in Colorado are enjoying cannabis in brand new ways, including edibles, drinks, dabs and more.

  • Interview with a drug dealer

    NBC News' Harry Smith interviews a drug dealer who says pot's legalization hasn't hurt his illegal business or profits.

  • The Google of cannabis?

    Open Vape sells one of the fastest growing products in legal pot - the vape pen - similar to an e-cigarette but with marijuana oil. Chief Revenue Officer Todd Mitchem tells NBC News' Harry Smith it's only a matter of time before his company is worth billions.

  • About 60 miles northeast of Denver a battle between legal marijuana is going on. While Greeley, Colo., is shunning marijuana, neighboring Garden City is celebrating it.