April 07, 2014

A worker cures marijuana in racks at the Medicine Man marijuana dispensary and grow house in Denver, Colo. on Jan. 22, 2014.

As Colorado leads the United States into unchartered territory by legalizing marijuana sales and creating laws as of January 1, 2014 that defy the federal laws against pot, this state has become a test case for the nation. Even before the new law came into effect, the issue of burglaries and breakins to pot dispensaries and grow houses was an issue, but since January 1st of this year the problem as worsened. This story looks at pot culture and the challenge of security around the newly legalized recreational and medical marijuana industry in the state of Colorado.