Cannabis in Colorado

Backers begin fundraising for National Marijuana Museum

First-ever marijuana museum to come...

PUEBLO, Colo. - A group backing the creation of the National Marijuana Museum say they want to open the facility in Pueblo by the summer of 2018.

“Given that Pueblo County was among the very first to fully legalize cannabis as well as the first to have a local election to maintain legalization ordinances, it is only fitting for the National Marijuana Museum to be located in Pueblo, Colorado” said Board Chairman Branson Haney.

The group is organizing a nonprofit corporation and has launched a fundraising effort online. Their goal is to raise $200,000 to begin development efforts.

“This is a grassroots effort by the citizens of the world, for the citizens of the world. We envision a state-of-the art facility dedicated to the rich cultural, scientific and anthropological history of cannabis as it has interacted with human society,” said Jim Parco, a professor of economics and business and founding board member.

The promotional video below gives you an idea of the group's vision for the museum.

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