State analysts predict legal sales could bring in $150 million dollars annually in coming years.
- Recreational marijuana sales kicked off to long lines a month ago but shop owners are still confronted with an old and dangerous problem: they are shut out of the banking system.View interactive map
Colorado’s marijuana businesses may soon have one less headache: what to do with all the money they’re making from legal sales.
- About a dozen more recreational marijuana shops have opened in Colorado since sales began on New Year's Day and the state is now home to 45 pot stores, according to data from Colorado NORML.View interactive map
After more than a year of debating laws and regulations, the country’s first marijuana stores opened on New Year’s Day but demand was heavier than anticipated.
Slideshow: Thousands of marijuana customers waited in long lines at the state's two dozen or so new retail marijuana stores on New Year's morning, hoping to be among the first people in the country to buy recreational pot legally since the drug was banned 77 years ago.
Smoking marijuana on private property is enshrined in the Colorado constitution but that same amendment bans public consumption. 99391
Currently, 18-21 year olds are penalized more harshly than those who are younger and older.