“This is the new normal,” said Mark Basser, associate publisher of Sensi Magazine, a cannabis-oriented publication on the verge of going national. Along with a hundred or so others, Basser was enjoying an elegant “Hemp and Seed” dinner on a balmy summer evening in the middle of a hemp field in Milliken, Colorado.
As the sun set over the mountains, candlelight began to flicker in the center of two rows of long tables on the dry, bumpy ground of the Colorado prairie, set up to accommodate 100 diners attired in everything from jeans to fancy long dresses. Brady Price, owner of Organic Innovations farm near Milliken, had never had so many guests. He raises hemp on a five-acre plot and has plans to expand.