Inside Colorado's Marijuana Industry

Inside Colorado's Marijuana Industry
Jeff Riedel for TIME

The original 2000 law that opened the door to medical marijuana stated that the drug could be dispensed to patients suffering from "debilitating medical conditions": cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS and multiple sclerosis, along with more nebulous symptoms like "severe nausea" and "severe pain." In this photo, Dr. Alan Shackleford, a Harvard-educated doctor and a proponent of medical marijuana, meets with a patient who complains of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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