Legal recreational cannabis has been an economic boon for Trinidad and many other small towns across Colorado’s southern border. But New Mexico’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis could force dispensaries in the region to adapt to shifting demand as operators in New Mexico begin setting up shop and adopting similar strategies. Kim Schultz remembers what Trinidad was like before cannabis took over. When she moved to the area in 2003, the city was in a boom-and-bust economic cycle as such important industries as coal and natural gas closed up shop. Left in their wake were high unemployment rates, a declining population, and vacant buildings throughout downtown.

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