No longer ignored, Pueblo, Co. transforms from Steel City to the Napa Valley of Weed - Cannabis News

Increasingly, marijuana advocates say, Pueblo is turning into the Napa Valley of Weed for those seeking to grow, buy or sell the leafy green plant illegal in much of the world.

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Tax money from marijuana sales helping students pay for college in Colorado - Cannabis News

DENVER - Marijuana is a $1.3 billion industry in Colorado, and the ensuing tax revenue is helping students pay for college.

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Colorado county using $425K in local pot taxes for college scholarships – Cannabis News

Pueblo County expands its cannabis-funded scholarships with eye on having high school graduates enroll at local colleges.

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Hemp oil company sees big opportunity in southern Colorado operation – Cannabis News

Clint Pyatt is a third-generation farmer from Oklahoma who has traveled the world promoting the hemp industry. So it’s no coincidence that the 45-year-old Marine Corps veteran is trying to shepherd hemp into Pueblo County.

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In Colorado, first-ever marijuana tax scholarships awarded to 25 Pueblo students – Cannabis News

Pueblo County has set aside around $750,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors, and all of that funding came from marijuana excise taxes.

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These kids are going to college on pot – Marijuana News

DENVER — Colorado pot smokers are helping send 25 students to college, the first scholarships in the U.S. funded with taxes on legal marijuana.

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The Silicon Valley of marijuana

Avondale Bridge, Pueblo County, Colorado. Image: Thad Roan via Wikimedia Commons.

Joel Warner ~ High Country News ~

Local officials want Pueblo County, Colorado, to be the best place to grow, but not everyone’s high on the idea.

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