Colorado Springs

In Defence of Liberty

Standing restlessly in a long line, Colorado citizens – as well quite a few excited people from out of state – were poised to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use. The 1st January 2014, also known as “Green Wednesday”, was the new beginning of a licensed cannabis industry, where the commercial cultivation, manufacture and sale are legal but regulated. The licensed stores also sell a wide variety of marijuana merchandise and paraphernalia, including dew drops, truffles and lotions.

Colorado Amendment 64 was a popular initiative ballot measure, amending the state constitution to outline a cannabis policy across the state. Along with a similar ballot initiative in Washington, Amendment 64 passed a referendum with 55.3% of the vote in November.

Despite the radical notions behind “the world’s first state-licensed marijuana industry”, the Colorado experiment is restrained. Colorado citizens over the age of 21 can make a maximum…

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