Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably have heard that marijuana is legal for recreational use in Colorado. There are restrictions on where and how much marijuana you can possess, but the first sales of legal marijuana on Wednesday marked a monumental day in history.
Lines were long. It was cold. But, it was all worth it to be part of a historical moment. The first purchase was by Sean Azzariti, an Iraq war veteran who campaigned for marijuana legalization and uses cannabis to alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The day was full of celebratory moments and sales reportedly topped $1 million the first day. There were no reports of crime and the main concern for shop owners is whether they can keep up with the large demand for marijuana. Below are some news clips from various news outlets documenting the historic day.
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