Colorado’s booming medical marijuana industry is doing more than just benefiting dispensaries that sell the drug for a profit. Some media outlets hit hard by the recession are cashing in on the so-called gold rush, finding a new source of advertising. Others are taking a wait and see approach to the somewhat controversial revenue stream. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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One Response to Medical Marijuana and Media Advertising

  1. Its about time the newspapers find a way to make some money. They have been going out of business and cutting back on distribution. If the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries can help out other industries then more power to them.

    Politicians need to stay out of patients medicine cabinets.

    Its only a matter of time before other media picks up on the gravy train.

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