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Retail Marijuana Stores Open in Colorado

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On January 1, 2014 the world's first legal retail marijuana stores opened in Colorado.

First guy to buy legal, non-medical marijuana in Colorado today

First guy to buy legal, non-medical marijuana in Colorado today

Sean Azzariti, a veteran who appeared in an ad in support of Amendment 64, made the first legal purchase of recreational marijuana.

The Marijuana Policy Project was the largest financial backer of Amendment 64, which passed in November 2012 with more than 55% support.

Adults aged 21 and over are now able to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana, while tourists will only be able to buy up to 1/4 ounce of marijuana at a time. Edibles can also be bought but may not contain more than 100 milligrams of THC.

Shops will are also allowed to sell marijuana paraphernalia, like bongs, vaporizers and what not. You might even see marijuana advertisements, but don’t expect them in newspapers, radio or television. Retail marijuana shops will only be able to advertise if “no more than 30 percent of the audience” is “reasonably expected to be under the age of 21″.

Even better, Coloradans are now allowed to grow marijuana themselves legally for personal use. They can have 6 plants growing at home, but only three of these may be flowering at the same time.