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What's Taking Boulder's Pot Industry to Great Heights In the past year alone, Colorado saw a 40 percent high.

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Sweet Mary Jane Edibles

Karin Lazarus knows how to talk up her treats, and she especially loves her Keylime Kickers: "White chocolate truffles made with key lime oil and rolled in graham cracker crumbs," she says. "It's our most popular product."

Oh, and it's cannabis-infused. But so is everything she makes.

Lazarus owns Sweet Mary Jane Edibles, a wholesale bakery she launched in 2010, and it has since become an industry favorite. "Back when we were just starting, landlords would hang up on me when I told them what I wanted to do," she says. "It took a while to find a landlord who was open-minded to the cannabis industry." But today, Boulder is the go-to spot for entrepreneurs dealing in legal pot. The county government is welcoming ("You feel like they've got your back," Lazarus says), and so is the community.

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