Saturday, January 11, 2014

Marijuana Sales Booming in Colorado

Just one week after cannabis was legalized for recreational use in Colorado, USA, sales have exceeded 5 million U.S. dollars.

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Just one week after marijuana was legalized for recreational use in the U.S. state of Colorado, sales have exceeded five-million dollars.

The National Cannabis Industry Association says around 100-thousand buyers have visited marijuana shops, since the landmark legislation came into effect on January 1.

Employee at cannabis shop "Medicine Man", Elan Nelson, says a "vast demographic" of people have visited the store.

[Elan Nelson, Cannabis Shop Employee]:
"This really has been non-stop. No time to take a breath."

Many stores say they have already begun selling out.

Some shops, like 3D Discreet Dispensary, shut down for a couple of days to re-stock, but are now open again.

[Mason Tvert, Cannabis Industry Spokesman]:
"Generally, these businesses are very good at ensuring they constantly have product available. The ones that are doing it right are having new product available every single day, they're just constantly producing. So I don't think it's going to be too much of an issue."

Despite the relaxation of certain legislation, Marijuana remains banned by U.S. federal law.

Whilst many are celebrating the new legal access to marijuana, others are continuing to highlight the dangers of smoking cannabis, particularly for children, teenagers, and pregnant women.