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Westword: Roots Rx, Edibles Brands Raise Money for Mountain Food Banks

A Colorado dispensary chain and several large edibles brands have earmarked a portion of their sales to support food banks in six mountain communities.

Roots Rx operates six pot shops between Aspen, Basalt, Eagle-Vail, Edwards, Gunnison and Leadville, towns that always see a drop in visitors in the spring. But COVID-19 has impacted them worse than any seasonal malaise, from a spike in confirmed cases to the ax that the pandemic took to tourism-dependent local economies. Since dispensaries have been allowed to stay open, Roots Rx management looked for ways to help those struggling financially.

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