Marijuana Photo Exhibit Shows ‘Mixed Bag’ Of The Industry

COLORADO:  When Benjamin Rasmussen started photographing Colorado’s legal marijuana industry in 2012 for places like Wired and the New York Times, he noticed they often just wanted one thing.

“A lot of times, people were really interested in a Colorado legalized version of ‘Cheech and Chong.’ They wanted kind of the classic stoner picture,” Rasmussen said.

But a new photo exhibition in Denver is challenging viewers to look beyond stoners to the different dimensions of marijuana. “Mixed Bag: Marijuana in the Highlands” runs through June 27 at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.