DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 7: Grow tech Auxerre Adore is watering cannabis plants at the vegetative chamber of MedPharm Research warehouse. December 7, 2018. MedPharm Holdings is a cannabis research and cultivation company.(Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)

Where did all of Colorado’s pot money go? The Post set out to answer that question

David Migoya

As Colorado began its fifth year of legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, The Denver Post decided it was important to let readers know about the state of the industry as its fifth anniversary loomed, a large part of which hinged on its financial successes.

Editors at the paper decided it was a worthy plunge to unravel the morass of paperwork and bureaucracy that makes up the state’s system of divvying the tens of millions of dollars collected in marijuana taxes each year.

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