World’s First Recreational Marijuana Sales License Issued In Colorado

The first ever retail license for the recreational distribution and sale of cannabis. Central City,CO is home to Annie Oakley’s an age old storefront that has seen many incarnations behind those doors. From Casino to Convenience Store , and now the first Recreational Marijuana store. January 1st 2014 Colorado’s A64 takes full effect and Annie can start selling to adults over 21.

The world’s first recreational marijuana retail license was granted to a dispensary in Colorado this week — so start saving up, because the Rocky Mountain High will soon be for sale.

Annie’s, located in the mountain and gambling town of Central City, was the recipient of the historic license and posted this on their Facebook page earlier this week to celebrate:

“Colorado is moving forward and leaving marijuana prohibition behind,” Mason Tvert, communications director for Marijuana Policy Project and co-director of Colorado’s marijuana legalizing Amendment 64 campaign, told HuffPost. “For the first time in history, those who sell marijuana are receiving licenses from the state instead of rap sheets. Marijuana will be sold to adults by legitimate, taxpaying businesses instead of drug cartels in the underground market.”

“It will not be long before voters and lawmakers in other states decide to adopt similar policies,” Tvert added. “Marijuana is an objectively less harmful than alcohol, and it is finally starting to be treated that way.”


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