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Our look at Amendment 64, the proposal to legalize small amounts of marijuana that is on the ballot for the 2012 election. KUNC, along with the I-News Network and the CU News Corps, looks at the polling, the money behind the effort, and ultimately the question of legalization itself.

VIDEO: 60 Minutes Looks At Colorado's Marijuana "Green Rush"

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Screencap from the 60 Minutes report 'Rocky Mountain High'

On the cusp of Colorado's upcoming vote on Amendment 64, 60 Minutes reports on the precursor to that decision; the legalized medical marijuana industry.

60 Minutes correspondent Steven Kroft came to Denver for a report that aired nationally on Sunday. It's an in-depth look at the medical marijuana industry in the state - from edibles, the 'brand' names, medical marijuana critics, to mention of the Colorado Medical Marijuana Harvest Cup.


While the report doesn't take on the pending question of legalization with Amendment 64, it is an expansive look at Colorado's "ganjapreneurship," that is the economic impact of an industry that has more storefronts than Starbucks in Denver.

There's more to read from 60 Minutes on their report of the "Green Rush" in their web-extra, KUNC also has extensive reporting on both medical marijuana and the upcoming decision on Amendment 64.

I’m not a Colorado native (did you know that "I'm from Missouri" means "I'm skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced?") but I have lived here for most of my life and couldn't imagine leaving. After graduating from Colorado State University, I did what everyone wants to do; I moved to the mountains and skied, hiked, and hid from responsibility! Our listeners in the mountains may know me from my time in Steamboat Springs and Vail or as the voice of the Battle Mountain Huskies Hockey team in Vail.
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