With a steady snow falling on Jan. 1, a line forms outside the Cannabis Club on Main Street in downtown Breckenridge before the store opens at 8 a.m. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post)

Breck budtender featured on CNN’s ‘High Profits’ in coma after car crash

Friends will raise money for Lauren Hoover, now a budtender at Silverthorne's High Country Healing, with a run Wednesday

Lauren Hoover, the free-spirited Breckenridge budtender featured in the CNN documentary “High Profits,” has been in a coma since a March 2 car accident in Summit County.

Hoover suffered a serious head injury after a head-on collision at around 7:45 a.m. on Highway 6, near Dillon Dam Road.

The 26-year-old was commuting to her job at High Country Healing in Silverthorne, a cannabis dispensary where she had worked for the past three months. Because the white-out weather conditions prevented a Flight For Life transport, she was taken by ambulance to the Denver area for emergency treatment.

Lauren Hoover (Summit Daily)
Lauren Hoover (Summit Daily)

Hoover is now at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

Because Hoover was a devoted runner, friends this week will be hosting a “Love & Light Run” to raise money for her hospital bills. The group run will begin at 6 p.m. at Vertical Runner Breckenridge on Wednesday, March 16. The run will wind along her favorite route along the bike path and river trail. There will be blinkies and glow sticks. Runners are encouraged to bring headlamps.

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