Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone’s guess.
Future recreational pot shops in Colorado have won a measure of flexibility. A legislative panel voted Monday to reject a plan to require marijuana shops to grow most of the weed they sell.
Pot smokers in Colorado were the biggest winners in the vote that legalized the drug. Now state regulators are working out the details of exactly how to tax it, so the benefits are shared statewide in the form of increased revenue.