New pot shops draw ire of nearby businesses

November 17, 2014 1:36 PM

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DENVER — The booming new marijuana industry has an image problem. Not with government officials and the public — but with other businesses.

From crime fears to smell complaints, new marijuana retailers and growers face suspicion and sometimes open antagonism from their commercial neighbors, especially in Denver, which now has 200 marijuana retailers and dozens of pot growing and manufacturing facilities.

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