COLORADO: Six weeks after recreational marijuana sales started in Colorado, most would-be retailers still haven’t been licensed to sell it. As a result, the price of recreational pot has skyrocketed as shops jump through bureaucratic hoops to open their doors.
On a recent afternoon, outside LoDo Wellness Center in Denver, most customers leave the shop with smiles on their faces and a small bag of marijuana in their hands.
But customers like Justin Riddle have a different perspective.
“I didn’t buy anything, because it’s too expensive,” Riddle says. “That’s ridiculous, I can just go to my dealer right down the road and (expletive) get it, $10 a gram.”