Prohibition Rules In Colorado: The Marijuana Experiment Turns Tokers Into Anti-Social Guinea Pigs
Before dawn, a sign is illuminated at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling “Green Wednesday.”
IT is now legal to buy marijuana in Colorado.
A few rules, however. You need to be 21 or over to buy legal weed. You can only buy the stuff in shops that photograph your face. It’s sold in plain packaging. And you can never smoke it in public. You cannot smoke it stood outside the pub. You can smoke it indoor or inside a hotel’s weed zone of tolerance. And smoking weed remains a sackable offence.
You, weed smoker, are anti-social.
A long line of buyers trails from a store selling marijuana in Pueblo West, Colo, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The nation’s first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off a marijuana experiment that will be watched closely around the world.
Employees help customers at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014
Employees David Marlow, right, and Chris Broussard work behind sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014
Store owner Toni Fox, second from right, greets customers standing in a snaking line numbering several hundred people shortly after the opening of her 3D Cannabis Center in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014
A recreational marijuana menu
The new law is about increased tax revenues, local tourism and freeing up police.
Sean Azzariti, a former Marine who served in the Iraq war and has post-traumatic stress disorder, shakes hands and thanks store owner Toni Fox, after Azzariti was the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center
Customer Adam Hartle smiles as he makes a cash transaction, one of the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center
Partygoers smoke marijuana, left, and cigarettes during a Prohibition-era themed New Year’s Eve party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver, late Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013.
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