Happy New Year! For some more than others. We’re covered the beginning of legal pot sales in Colorado live this morning. People have flocked from all over the country for this start. But just how legal is it, and can you keep your job if you start toking?
Stay tuned to Radio InfoWeb for good tuneage for your head as you stay informed on the legalization.
Those wanting to score in the Denver area had to contend with two hours in line or more. Radio InfoWeb provides programming aimed at listeners who have a buzz on, and if those on line pictured below wanted an easier wait, they could have been tuned into Radio InfoWeb on their smartphones… Crowds were well behaved, as you would expect for pot smokers. At this location some 15 miles North of Denver, and about 10 miles East of Boulder, three private security types had no trouble managing the crowd. No police were in evidence. Inside the industrial strip building, card tables, laptops, cash registers, were about all that were needed to do the deals. This was the most stripped-down, and least retail-like location our reporter (courtesy KXP1.org) saw. Many of the retailers in Denver feature lavish sales rooms and displays, as well as longer lines. The location pictured is closest to Boulder and students at UC-Boulder.
Cars provided a security blockade, but wasn’t necessary given the well behaved crowd that stretched the length of the industrial strip building, around the corner, and down the street.
Here’s a view from the parking lot of the two-hour wait-for-weed where the line stretched beyond the building housing the pot retailer, and out into the street.
This view from the street shows the tail-end of the two hour wait for weed. Lines were considerably longer in Denver, where would-be customers had to navigate a much more dense, urban landscape while queuing to score their stash. No word on how many were listening to Radio InfoWeb on their smartphones as they waited.