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This Stoner Family Makes Way More Money Than You Do

From just getting by to riding high, the Williams family rakes in the green with their mom and pop pot shop
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This is not your typical American success story.

Yes, it’s about family business started in the basement that grew into a $10 million operation. But this family’s recipe for success is lots and lots of weed.

Welcome to Denver, where weed is (more or less) legal and cloak-and-dagger grow operations are becoming a thing of the past. The Mile High City is home to the Williams family and their weed dispensary, Medicine Man. Vocativ got a behind-the-scenes look at this operation, the biggest in Colorado. See how this cannabis clan is watching the business grow proud and tall, one leafy plant at a time.

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This is not your typical American success story.

Yes, it’s about family business started in the basement that grew into a $10 million operation. But this family’s recipe for success is lots and lots of weed.

Welcome to Denver, where weed is (more or less) legal and cloak-and-dagger grow operations are becoming a thing of the past. The Mile High City is home to the Williams family and their weed dispensary, Medicine Man. Vocativ got a behind-the-scenes look at this operation, the biggest in Colorado. See how this cannabis clan is watching the business grow proud and tall, one leafy plant at a time.

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  • Holy smokes! This family business is thriving in a struggling economy, providing jobs and tax revenue, therapeutic medicine, socially sanctioned safe psychotropic entertainment with far fewer negative externalities than other legal and illegal alternatives, and they just seem like sweet baller down-to-earth folks!

  • I don´t understand the point of fighting against Colombian or other producers or maybe protecting national industry! There are better uses than smoking weed, for instance get advantage of its strong and durable fibers.

  • Whst is the probability of getting arrested for doing something similar as a black man?

  • WOW! GREAT! WISH THE WORLD COULD ACCEPT THIS TEH USEFUL PART OF CANNABIS WHICH FAR DOMINATES ITS HARMFUL PART.

  • Brilliant!!!!

  • I will love to do this type of business in my country. please what is the requirement to set up this cannabis business.

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    • living where they do unfortunatly ;( or where i do ;)cause in holland it’s not half legal it’s fully legal everybody over 18 can buy and smoke up to 5 g a day without any popo talking shit bout it i actually often ask the cops where is can find the best quality and they are happy to show me where and too join me after the hours^^

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      • Move to a cannabis safe state, or VOTE in your state to legalize, decriminalize, or recognize as medicine in your home state (listed in order of best to good – but they’re all progress!)

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  • Nothing like a family business huh? I´m glad they are doing well. Soon people are going to accept pot as they should: mostly a recreational drug, a lot less harmful than alcohol.

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    • the problem is that people don’t wanna work that much when they smoke weed it’s all about the money brothey make more money if alcohol is legal but being drunk isn’t and smoking weed is legal but bringing it out on the street or selling it isn’tatleast here it is,have to love holland tho^^

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      • Ha! Funny :) Here in Cali, the trees must be different ’cause all the burners I’ve known are werkin like dogs, an’ smokin their weeds to relax, sleep, and repeat at sun up. 

  • hahaha livin the life

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