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Stores Legally Selling Recreational Marijuana Open in Colorado

Stores legally selling recreational marijuana opened in Colorado for the first time today. The Denver Post launched a new site, The Cannibist, to cover the sale of recreational marijuana in Denver and Colorado, as well as provide recipes and entertainment news.

The new stores were met with long lines of people waiting to buy pot. CNN reports that one store, the 3D Cannabis Center, is carrying pot as well as treats, which include chocolate truffles laced with marijuana. The New York Times reports that people came from all over the country to be there for opening day. The Times says prices people are paying are about double that of medical marijuana - $50 to $60 for an eight of an ounce. Colorado residents can purchase up to an ounce of pot while out-of-state visitors can buy up to 1/4 ounce at a time. You have to be 21 or older to purchase pot in the state.

ThinkProgress reports that most of the places legally selling pot in Colorado are in Denver - 102 out of 136 dispensaries that received state licenses. Some cities in Colorado have banned the sale of pot.

The AP reports that lines at the stores were orderly and fears that crowds would be unruly did not materialize. Take a look:



Posted on January 1, 2014













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