Can you believe that it’s been nearly a year since Colorado’s historic foray into legal, recreational marijuana sales?

Time flies when you’re sometimes high.

The folks at CNBC are taking a look at the momentous year in cannabis that was 2014 with a special titled “Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom,” on Monday at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. PST.

Network correspondent Harry Smith will look at what CNBC calls the “most successful” family run marijuana merchant in Denver, the “new world” of edibles (really, CNBC?), and a black market that gets marijuana across the Colorado state lines.

But wait, there’s more! The network says:

This CNBC original documentary examines the issue of pot in the workplace, as Colorado employers work to reconcile a more open marijuana culture with workplace rules that enforce zero tolerance. Harry Smith talks to Brandon Coats, who awaits a State Supreme Court ruling that could ripple across the country. Coats was fired from his job when he tested positive for THC – the result of an act that was legal according to the state. Smith also reports on the plight of medical refugees, a fellowship of hundreds of families that have moved to Colorado to obtain medicinal marijuana they can’t get in their home states. Confronting a landscape of unprecedented business opportunities and unintended consequences, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper tells CNBC, “When you’re doing this for the first time, there’s no template.”

Are you still not watching this!? CNBC was kind enough to post a sample “preview clip” we’ve attached for your viewing pleasure.

Just remember, CNBC: Marijuana country is California–by leaps and bounds.

About The Author


Raul Duke has been working as a journalist in Southern California for two decades. The medical marijuana juggernaut is one of his many beats. He’s a longtime Westside resident who needs to renew his doctor’s recommendation soon. If you have news tips, reach out:

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