Tue Dec 31, 2013, 04:17 PM
n2doc (30,757 posts)
Colorado readies for 'Green Wednesday' pot sales
DENVER (AP) — Police were adding extra patrols around pot shops in eight Colorado towns that plan to allow recreational sales to anyone over 21 on Jan. 1. Officials at Denver International Airport installed new signs warning visitors their weed can't legally go home with them.
And at a handful of shops, owners were scrambling to plan celebrations, set up coffee stations, arrange food giveaways and hire extra security to prepare for potential crowds and overnight campers ready to buy up to an ounce of legal weed.
While smoking pot has been legal in Colorado for the past year, so-called Green Wednesday represents another historic milestone for the decades-old legalization movement: the unveiling of the nation's first legal pot industry.
"It could be crazy. Or it could be crickets out there. Who knows? No one's ever done this before," said Robin Hackett, manager of BotanaCare in Northglenn, a suburb of Denver, who planned to have a DJ to greet shoppers.
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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:23 PM
Lizzie Poppet (3,804 posts)
7. Washington will finally quit dragging its heels soon, too.
We'd have been in the "first wave" here in Oregon, too...but the 2012 initiative on the ballot was so horribly written that even the majority of pro-legalization voters rejected it. 2014's a near-certainty.