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Colorado Issues First Licenses for MJ Businesses

 

Colorado on Monday became the first U.S. state to issue special licenses for recreational marijuana businesses.

 

After weeks of scrutiny of applications, officials at the state's Marijuana Enforcement Division slipped 348 approved licenses into the mail and sent them out to hundreds of stores, products-makers and cultivation facilities. Those businesses could begin producing and selling marijuana to anyone over 21 on Jan. 1, assuming the businesses also have the approval of their local governments.

The number includes 136 marijuana shops, most of which are in Denver. But stores with approved state licenses also pop up in places from Telluride to Alma to Garden City.

 

Marijuana advocates hailed the finalized licenses as a watershed moment for Colorado's legalization of cannabis, which voters approved in November 2012.

 

"Colorado will be the first state to have a legal marijuana market for adults," said Mason Tvert, a Denver-based spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project and one of the leaders of Colorado's legalization push. "We expect it to set an example for other states."

 

Opponents of legalization, though, said the licenses are another step in what they fear is an increasingly disastrous pot policy.

 

"We're seeing ... a massive marijuana industry growing before our eyes," said Kevin Sabet, who is with a national anti-marijuana group called Project SAM. "I hope it's not going to be too late before we realize that the road we're on is going to produce a massive public health problem and public safety problem in Colorado."

 

State marijuana regulators have previously said they would make a decision on the hundreds of recreational cannabis business applications submitted in the month of October by the end of the year. And it appears they denied very few — if any — applications in doing so.

 

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A HISTORIC day for Marijuana!

Free The Weed, It's happening, a legalized marijuana in my lifetime... yeah buddy!

This is seemingly as big as when the moon walk happened, but this is going down right here on earth just a few states away!

I'm proud to be part of this movement, thank you to everyone that is pushing for a better America.  Legal marijuana its going to spread like a wild fire..

What will the U.S look like after its legal everywhere?

Will more people flock to the U.S. to get a taste, of what were growing?

What do you think the future holds for us, what will it look like in 5 years, will our debt problems start to dwindle, more jobs, more arrests, I wonder what the future will look like?

Trix ~(shakes the snow globe)~
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I wish I could see a dwindling debt with a plethora of marijuana hemp jobs, more paper, more textiles, etc. But when we look around, over 30 countries already have legalized hemp/cannabis, and they have little economic hope or endless jobs in the industry.  I suppose, just like the casino's and lottery, the funds will be absorbed before they are divided.

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