The world’s first-ever marijuana retail license has been issued in Central City, Colorado this week, according to the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).
The recipient of the license, ‘Annie’s’, a dispensary operating as a medical marijuana center, is yet to receive its state license.
Nonetheless, businesses in localities across Colorado are scheduled to begin selling pot to adults beginning January 1, 2014.
MPP’s Mason Tvert, who co-directed the successful campaign, welcomed the historic move:
“Colorado is moving forward and leaving marijuana prohibition behind. For the first time in history, those who sell marijuana are receiving licenses from the state instead of rap sheets. Marijuana will be sold to adults by legitimate, taxpaying businesses instead of drug cartels in the underground market,” he said in a statement.
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