Recreational marijuana sales have officially begun
DENVER — The New Year brings with it legal recreational marijuana in Colorado.
Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, if you’re 21 or older, you can buy up to an ounce of pot at a licensed store, as long as you have a Colorado ID.
The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses released the amount of retail marijuana businesses that have completed the city licensing process and are able to open on Jan. 1, 2014.
The licensed businesses include 18 retail marijuana stores, 27 retail marijuana grows and five retail marijuana infused product manufacturers.
The Downtown Denver Partnership put up new signs on the 16th Street Mall Tuesday that they hope will educate the public about the new marijuana laws.
Those rules include: You cannot take marijuana out of the state; you cannot drive while under the influence of marijuana; you cannot consume it publicly; you cannot resell it; and you cannot give it to someone under the age of 21.
“This certainly is something that the nation is watching us for and the city and a lot of other entities have been really working hard to make sure that everything is done in a precise manner that accommodates everybody’s needs,” said DDP spokeswoman Jenny Starkey.