US Town Set To Change Name To Celebrate Cannabis Industry

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US Town Set To Change Name To Celebrate Cannabis Industry

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A tiny town in the US is set to change its name to celebrate its evergreen cannabis industry.

Moffat, Colorado is home to just 120 residents, according to its Mayor Cassandra Foxx, who believes that the industry can help promote growth in the area.

Cannabis has actually been legal in Colorado for 10 years and its popularity is sparking a name change.

Well, the initial proposal to change the town's name to 'Kush' came from Mike Biggio, the owner and founder of Area 420, which licenses land for cannabis cultivation in Moffat, CNN has reported.

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According to Urban Dictionary, Kush is 'a high grade strand of marijuana'. If you're still not aware of the term, music fans will point you in the direction of Dr Dre's 'Kush', which goes a lil something like: "Hol' up, wait a minute, let me put some Kush up in it."

Anyway, Foxx claims that Biggio's company has had a major and positive impact on the town's economy, with her saying: "Moffat feels like it's on the verge of massive growth right now. We might be super tiny, but we're trying to do big things here.

"They kind of gave us life, like a rebirth. They provided an industry for Moffat.

"We've got a lot of open space, a lot of good resources, beautiful elevation, good climate that lends itself to marijuana cultivation."

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The Mayor also says that licenses for cannabis cultivation in Moffat, have risen from just two to over 70 in the past six years, in which Area 420 plays a big part in.

"It felt like almost the whole town came out to share their side," Foxx said.

However, she reiterates that nothing has been confirmed yet and talks remain ongoing.

She admitted: "Currently it's just a discussion, we haven't done anything. A little silly, but that's good.

"It's the right kind of silly. But it's also accurate, like it is a good representation of this region, of the industry that we're trying to promote, and the lifeblood of our town."

"Change is always good," Foxx concluded.

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Despite weed being readily available in many states in the US, not all are yet to introduce it as a legalised drug.

Although, just last month Rhode Island became the 19th state to legalise adult weed use.

Jared Moffat, state campaigns manager for the Marijuana Policy Project said: "We are grateful to Rep. Scott Slater and Sen. Josh Miller for their years of leadership on this issue.

“Rhode Islanders should be proud of their lawmakers for passing a legalization bill that features strong provisions to promote equity and social justice.”

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Topics: News, Drugs, US News

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