Retail Marijuana

Marijuana Plant
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Last April, the town of De Beque approved the sale of retail marijuana. 

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After days of waiting, there’s a final word on a ballot issue from Palisade.

Marijuana Plant
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Ten months into legalization, marijuana continues to be a divisive issue at the state and local level.  

“I think any governor that looks at doing this before we see what the consequences are I would view it as reckless," Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says during Monday's debate. 

Politico's Manu Raju, the moderator, asks Hickenlooper if it was reckless to legalize marijuana in the state.

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Six months after the first retail marijuana stores opened in the state people in Colorado are using a lot of pot, according to a recent report. 

Washington State To Start Recreational Pot Sales On Tuesday

Jul 7, 2014

Legal marijuana sales are set to begin in Washington state as early as Tuesday after authorities began issuing retail licenses to stores.

The state's Liquor Control Board issued Monday the first 24 marijuana retailer licenses, the board said in a statement. The stores can now stock up on marijuana products and begin sales on Tuesday after the mandated 24-hour "quarantine" period.

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  • Marble to allow retail marijuana shops

Doug Tucker

The first batch of Colorado's recreational marijuana stores opened this month on New Years Day in Telluride, Breckenridge and Denver among other places, marking the beginning of what's expected to be a multi-million dollar industry.

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