In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

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Since January 1, 2014, marijuana has been fully legalized in the US state of Colorado. Now it is allowed not only to smoke here, but also to sell drugs openly to any adult who wants to. Travel companies are already selling special package tours.

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In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

1. In a warehouse in Northglen, a working-class Denver suburb, three employees hurriedly roll hundreds of marijuana cigarettes in preparation for an influx of customers. “We should have 2,000 joints ready by opening,” says Robin Hackett, 51, co-owner of Botana Care. On the first day, she expects 800-1000 buyers.

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

2. In this Twitter photo, the people of Colorado are in joyful anticipation.

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

3. 348 Colorado stores now sell marijuana: This western state has become the first in US history where you can openly sell and buy soft drugs

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

4. We are talking about the ability of an adult to acquire no more than 28 grams of marijuana. The state government predicts that legalization will bring $67 million in additional revenue to the budget in the new year.

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

5. Not enough for everyone - that's what they fear in the state of Colorado in the first days of the new year. In the photo: a queue near one of the shops.

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

6. Industrial production of marijuana is still prohibited; store owners must prepare their own products. This requires a license, and not everyone managed to get it.

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

7. “January 1st, 2014, Colorado – when prohibitions end and fun begins,” reads a stylized poster in a marijuana store.

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

8. However, the process of smoking itself should not take place in public. It is still forbidden to smoke and drive; if use is suspected, the police have the right to deliver the driver to the station, since such an analysis cannot be done on the spot.

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

9. However, now Colorado is waiting for an influx of tourists, and "hemp tourism" will bring additional funds to the budget.

In Colorado for the first day sold legal marijuana for a million dollars

10. It is expected that this year the open sale of soft drugs will begin in the state of Washington. In the United States, some regions have partially legalized the use or possession of soft drugs (with varying restrictions depending on the state). At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country to fully legalize the marijuana trade.

Keywords: Colorado | Legalization | Marijuana | New Year

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