Photos: Legal Weed Day, New Year’s Colorado 2014
Roughly 40 shops in Colorado licensed to sell marijuana for recreational use for the first time ever in the United States sold a lot of pot to a lot of happy adults on New Year’s Day. Customers waited in lines in towns all across the state. Snow fell on them in Aspen and Breckenridge and briefly on the Front Range in Denver.
Coloradans voted in 2012 to make pot legal to adults over 21 years of age. State and municipal lawmakers have taken the last year to establish rules to govern the industry. The state allowed medical marijuana dispensaries to transition to recreational pot shops this year. Next year the state will issue additional licenses.
People traveled to Colorado from across the country to buy legal pot under the state’s new pathbreaking laws.
All photos by James Brennan.
Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.
KEEP IN TOUCH
This week on KMGH-7’s Politics Unplugged: the hospital provider fee, what’s next for transportation and how did the 2017 General Assembly fare?Read More
“Cutting the federal Medicaid program by $800 billion over a decade and the federal food stamp program by nearly 30 percent are key pieces of […]Read More