Colorado’s opening day for the sale of weed had one third of the customers coming from out of state to join the residents of the state in long lines in front of the pot shops. Folks came from near and far to make their first legal purchase of pot for recreational use in the U.S. this week, according to ABC News on Jan. 2.
Other than the occasional citation by the police for someone smoking pot in public, sales have gone off without a hitch so far. Surprisingly the high price for the legal marijuana didn’t seem to faze the consumers, reports ABC.
According to “Fox and Friends” live on Thursday morning, the pot was priced higher than what folks traditionally paid their drug dealers. Even when local and state taxes brought their purchase price up by 25%, this didn’t detour sales.
State residents are allow to purchase an ounce of pot and visitors are allowed to buy a quarter of an ounce a day. As long as you are over 21, anyone can buy pot in Colorado. On Wednesday 24 shops opened withe the majority of those shops housed in Denver.
As of Wednesday, 136 licenses were granted for the medical and recreational sale of marijuana by the state of Colorado. This means many more stores will spring up soon.
Fox News reports that the second day of marijuana sales some shops were selling an ounce for as much as $500. With no statewide pricing structure on marijuana, some Colorado stores raised the prices once their supply started to dwindle.
One shop was selling one-eighth of an ounce for $70 today when yesterday it was $25 for the same amount and same quality pot. One of the many pot customers who stood in line told ABC News that he didn’t mind waiting, it was worth it for the high-grade weed he can get at the legal shops. He sang the praises of the pot sold in the Colorado shops. The weed he was waiting to buy is much better than the bricks of weed that are available in his state from the dealers. He said he didn’t think the price was too high.