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Vice: Pot boom pushing out Denver locals

Vice reports on a side effect of legal marijuana: gentrification.

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Denver's P&L Printing was founded as a worker-owned collective in 1980, and for most of that time the print shop cranked out newspapers, posters, and small press books from a warehouse in Jefferson Park. A few of the worker-owners even lived in lofts upstairs in the same building.

But all that changed after Denver's pot gold rush started drawing countless "ganjapreneurs" to the area: marijuana businesses hoping to cash in on Colorado's legalization of weed and Denver's friendliness to housing pot growers and retail dispensaries.

"Our building was being sold in order to build a luxury apartment complex," P&L co-owner David Strano told VICE News. "The new owner gave us a time frame of when to move. With the commercial real estate situation, it started this epic quest to find a new location we could afford."

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