COLORADO: The home of America’s first pot arrest is also the home of its first licensed recreational sales, as dozens of medical and recreational fans of cannabis who wanted to be art of history lined up in the freezing Denver dawn this morning to purchase the first legal bags of pot sold in America since before 1937.
Clad in beanies, hoodies, coats, jeans and gloves, customer sbegan signing up in line at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at 3-D Cannabis Center. The former medical marijuana dispensary is one of 18 Denver businesses officially cleared to open by Jan. 1. Doors opened at 8 a.m. with limits of one quarter-once for $35-$50 plus 21% tax.
The first sale at 3-D Cannabis went to Sean Azzariti, a Denver-based Iraq war veteran treating post-traumatic disorder (PTSD). Azzariti said full legalization benefits those suffering from PTSD — a condition not covered under Colorado’s medical marijuana law despite repeated efforts to add it.