Denver's pot businesses mostly in low-income, minority neighborhoods

After two years of retail marijuana sales, Denver communities of color and lower income say they bear disproportionate number of pot licensees

Recreational marijuana businesses have proliferated so rapidly in some of Denver’s poorer neighborhoods during the past two years that city officials are exploring ways to disperse future growth more evenly.

The pot boom in neighborhoods such as Elyria Swansea, Globeville and Northeast Park Hill in north Denver, and Overland to the south, wasn’t…

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