Entrepreneurs who are hoping to cash in on the legalization of pot in Colorado are struggling with the unique challenges of conducting a business that the federal government still considers a crime.
March 4, 2013 Sales associate Crystal Guess packages up a patient’s order inside a Good Meds medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colo. The pot industry in Colorado is undergoing a massive makeover as it prepares to begin selling marijuana legally under state law. Businesses are ramping up production, and trade associations are cleaning up their image, anticipating what could be a billion-dollar industry. Matthew Staver/For The Washington Post Buy Photo