Meet the tech companies behind Colorado's booming cannabis industry

Anthony Sodd

Since the legalization of recreational sales of marijuana in 2014, Colorado’s cannabis industry has exploded. In its first year, in Colorado alone, the cannabis industry sold over 5 million marijuana-infused edibles and almost 150 thousand pounds of marijuana buds. In total, the industry took in over $700 million in 2014. To put that into perspective, the iPhone only took in $630 million in its first year.

Built in Colorado sat down with some of the tech startups that are building out a digital infrastructure for the cannabis industry. These startups are providing solutions to problems of a brand new, heavily regulated industry. Click on any section of the graphic below for more information about these problems, and the startups offering solutions.


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