The world’s store licensed to sell Marijuana to anyone 21 or older opened recently in Colorado.
For more than 70 years the sale of Marijuana for recreational use was prohibited in the United States but now the ban has been lifted in Colorado.
Under the law the buyers must be at least 21 years old and may not use marijuana in public, drive under the influence, or take it out of the state.
Colorado and Washington voters approved recreational Marijuana on a ballot initiative in 2012. Colorado implemented the law allowing Marijuana bussiness this New year.
However, Washington state’s recreational Marijuana shops are expected to open later this year.
Uruguay recently became the first country in the world to create a legal, regulated marijuana market for adults.
The store owners in the Colorado said that the turnout exceeded their own ambitious expectations and feared running out of supply.
However, Drug-treatment professionals said that the recreational sales will lead to marijuana addiction among adults and kids.
They compared the nascent recreational marijuana industry to the tobacco and liquor industries and said they expected it to spawn similar harms.
The first customer on the first day of the sale of marijuana was Sean Azzariti, an Iraq war veteran.
He appeared in a TV ad saying pot would alleviate this post-traumatic stress disorder. He said that its a huge stepping stone for other states also.