Thanks to marijuana legalization, the first recreational marijuana sales just took place in Colorado. According to the Denver Post on Jan. 1, licensed stores started making their first legal sales of recreational marijuana anywhere in the world.
The morning started with people showing up to celebrate, but within hours, lines were forming including some stores that had hundreds of people lined up to be the first to take advantage of the new marijuana legalization laws.
Colorado and Washington are the first two states to pass the marijuana legalization laws and Colorado was the first to roll out the new recreational marijuana sales. One Denver councilman was interviewed by the Denver Post and said that he loved how peaceful the crowds waiting in line for stores were.
An eighth of an ounce of marijuana costs between $25 to $45, depending on the demand of the recreational marijuana. One of the customers waiting to purchase the product said that they were happy because there would be no more sneaking around.
On opening day of the new marijuana legalization laws, there are around 37 stores, all licensed and open to sell the product to individuals over 21 years old. The sales began at 8 a.m. MST this morning as many proclaimed that prohibition had ended, and for many, it was a Happy New Year as 2014 kicked off with marijuana legalization in Colorado.