Long-Time Pot Dealers Hope Experience Boosts Them After Legalization

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“I’ve been a drug dealer for more than 30 years.”

Before Election Day this year, making such a statement in public could have been considered unwise.But when Jeff Gilmore says it now, there’s pride in his voice.

Next year, when the state starts handing out applications for marijuana-growing licenses, Gilmore hopes his extensive experience with grow lights, fertilizers and irrigation systems will give him a leg up on competitors.