US (CO): Town considers changing name to 'Kush' to celebrate its cannabis industry

The cannabis industry has had a major impact on the tiny town of Moffat, Colorado -- so much that the town is now considering changing its name to "Kush." Cassandra Foxx, the mayor of Moffat, tells CNN that the town is home to around 120 residents.

Still, "Moffat feels like it's on the verge of massive growth right now," she said. "We might be super tiny, but we're trying to do big things here."
The name change proposal came from Mike Biggio, the owner and founder of Area 420, which licenses land for cannabis cultivation in Moffat. "Kush" is a popular slang term for cannabis, which was legalized for recreational use in Colorado in 2012.

Foxx says that Biggio's business has had a major impact on the town economy. "They kind of gave us life, like a rebirth," she said. "They provided an industry for Moffat."

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