Colorado Cannabis Tours Won't Let CNN or the City Poop on Its... Biggio and Irwin had owned dispensaries in Denver and Colorado Springs before they hatched the idea for Area 420 a little over a year ago. Taking advantage of those hurdles, a few small towns in rural Colorado opened their doors to commercial pot. They originally pitched the concept to Saguache County, but the county wasn't as open to their business plan as Moffat was. Before she knew it, she was sleeping in her truck for four nights straight outside of a cannabis greenhouse in Saguache County in order to help with Area 420.
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Moffat was a major cattle shipping center along the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad in the early 1900s, but over the past century, the population of this town in southern Colorado dwindled, and now it barely comprises 100 residents, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
"I think they were counting the dogs and cats when they did that," says former Moffat mayor Brian Morgan. "Now we need to figure out how to add more housing, because Moffat doesn't have a lot."
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