Lessons for Ohio inside Colorado's booming pot industry

DENVER — Just outside of Downtown, far from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Williams family is cultivating what they hope will become America’s next big consumer brand.

They’re so confident in the new venture that they’ve invested millions of dollars into new processes, equipment designs and their increasingly popular product: legal marijuana.

CEO of Medicine Man, Andy Williams, inside his office at his company's headquarters. Emily Maxwell | WCPO

“We’re on the bleeding edge of a new developing industry,” said Andy Williams, president and CEO of Medicine Man. “There are very few times in the history of the world where people have been able to do what I’m doing right now.”

From its warehouse-turned weed dispensary, Medicine Man has emerged as a leader in Colorado’s estimated $700 million marijuana market

Last year alone, the first year recreational marijuana was sold in Colorado or anywhere in the...

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