By Steve Elliott
If you like cannabis, you're going to love the future. At offices in Colorado and other legal states, some companies are encouraging their employees to take marijuana breaks at work.
Denver-based startup Flowhub, which provides software for the cannabis industry, has been a marijuana-friendly workplace since it launched last year, according to founders Kyle Sherman and Chase Wiseman, reports Parija Kavilanz at CNN Money.
"Our philosophy at Flowhub is to get shit done," Sherman said. "If it helps our employees get work done, then we don't care if they consume at work."
Sherman and Chase themselves both consume cannabis at work, either in weekly brainstorming meetings or toward the end of the day. "It definitely surfaces new ideas and a fresh take on things," Sherman said.
Smoking of any kind isn't allowed in the office building, but since recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, Flowhub's 18 employees are free to bring in cannabis-infused edibles, sodas and juices. So far, there haven't been any negative outcomes.
"Our clients are some of the biggest firms in the cannabis industry," Sherman said. "We have to be on point with our work. We've never had a problem yet."
High There! and Mass Roots, two social networking platforms for cannabis users, have headquarters just across the street from each other in Denver. Both startups allow marijuana at work.