Colorado’s Marijuana Shops Made More Than $1 Million On First Day Of Legalization

Rucuss staffJanuary 3, 2014

Some people waited more than three hours to enter marijuana shops to buy weed on the first day of legalization.

First day recreational marijuana sales in the state of Colorado was a huge monetary success on Wednesday. According to retailers, it brought in more than $1 million in recreational and medical pot sales. Thirty-seven licensed retailers opened for sales, most of them in Denver.  

Colorado became the first U.S. state to sell legal recreational marijuana. Washington has also legalized the drug, but sales will not begin until later this year. Medical marijuana is legal in 18 other states. 

Tourists and locals waited in long lines and endured cold weather in order to buy marijuana on what some called Green Wednesday. Check out a few photos below.

Smoking weed in public remains illegal in Colorado, but the New York Times reports that some of the customers got around that problem by buying edible products like pot-laced chocolate truffles and baked goods.

Photos via Instagram and USA Today

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